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Drive begins for manufacturing roadmap

"The announcement of the Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap, as a pillar of the state's future, is an important milestone in the journey to assist the state to grow a diversified and innovative economy," Ai Group's Acting Queensland State Director, Alex Stanojevic, said today.

"Queensland's share of national manufacturing is increasing and it is already a real base for innovative manufacturing in Australia. The roadmap has the potential to further increase manufacturing support for the agribusiness, food processing, mining equipment and technology services, health technology, pharmaceuticals, transport equipment and aerospace sectors.

"Ai Group has been calling on the Government to develop such a strategy and we are pleased with the direction and vision outlined in the Paper. We encourage all manufacturers to engage with the strategy and familiarise themselves with the Discussion Paper as it sets out the components of success for manufacturing in a world of rapidly changing technology, markets and opportunities.

"The Discussion Paper is a prime opportunity for industry to help shape government's thinking on how best to accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in Queensland through levers such as capability building, smart government procurement, better access to export markets, research support, and finance," Mr Stanojevic said.

Contact: Alex Stanojevic 0413 014 076