Leather, steel, beer and ice cream have gone on display at Parliament House for a special event showcasing the diverse range of goods made in Queensland.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk joined State Development and Manufacturing Minister Cameron Dick this evening for the Invested in Manufacturing showcase, which sees more than 100 Queensland manufacturers network and connect with government representatives.
“Queensland is a state of innovators and creators, and this event has been designed to showcase the wonderful diversity of products manufactured right here in Queensland,” the Premier said.
“And a state of innovators deserves a government which supports them to grow their enterprises and reach their export goals, and that’s exactly what my government is doing.
“Industry 4.0 is a term used to describe the fourth revolution in manufacturing and my Government’s Industry 4.0 – Future of Manufacturing initiative is all about raising awareness of the opportunities which exist for Queensland manufacturers in this exciting digital era.
“Throughout September and November we’ve held a number of seminars and masterclasses centred around the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and have welcomed the guidance of Dr Frank Wagner from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute – a global expert on adaptation and innovation in manufacturing.”
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the Industry 4.0 focus was about future-proofing a bedrock Queensland industry.
“Queensland’s almost $20 billion manufacturing sector already employs more than 170,000 people, and we want to see this number continue to grow,” he said.
“Our government has a 10-year plan to transition the state’s manufacturing sector to more high-paid, knowledge-based advanced manufacturing jobs.
“We will continue to engage with industry to ensure we are doing everything we can to create the conditions that will enable this vital sector to thrive, and to roll out funding programs and initiatives to assist with this growth.”
Exhibitors at the Invested in Queensland Manufacturing showcase event included Ballistic Beer Co, Evolve Group, HeliMods, Packer Leather, Pixie Ice Cream, RF Technologies, Urban Arts Projects, Urban Turf Solutions and Watkins Steel.
The Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan is one of six industry roadmaps developed as part of the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland program.
To reflect changes in the industry since the release of the original roadmap, a revised Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap has now been released.
For more information on Advanced Manufacturing in Queensland and the revised roadmap, visit www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry-development/advanced-manufacturing.html
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
The Honourable Cameron Dick