Big contract for Nelson Tech company with a Japanese Company


A Nelson Tech company recently won a 1 million dollar US contract to build a turn-key ion source system for a Japanese company.

D-Pace, which is now owned 50 percent by Buckley Systems out of New Zealand, designs, builds and develops equipment for particle accelerators.

Morgan Dehnel, a physicist and engineer, is the founder of D-Pace, he's now the Chief Scientist and Innovation Officer.

He's Nelson born and moved back to the communities in the 90's after his wife got a job as a city planner.

The company now has more than 15 full time staff, and freelancers, including a test facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

He says generally speaking it's a growing sector, with chips used in many industries, including medicine, cell phones and computers, even cars, toys and appliances.