Queensland manufacturers to showcase innovations at AMW 2023

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Queensland’s leading manufacturers are set to take on the stage at the Australian Manufacturing Week 2023, from 9 to 12 May in Melbourne, to showcase their latest technology and innovations. 

Among the exhibitors from Queensland is Elexon Electronics, which will demonstrate its new capabilities and seek to attract international customers. 

The Brendale-based company received a Made in Queensland grant of $890,000 in 2019 to increase production capacity, reduce manufacturing costs, and create new job opportunities. The company has, since then, doubled its production capacity, implemented aerospace quality standards, and began supplying to defence customers. 

“We have recently updated our facility to adopt industry 4.0 manufacturing processes and the result is a one-of-a-kind manufacturing capability suited for the needs of defence and aerospace industries,” said Frank Faller, chief executive officer at Elexon Electronics. 

“We have a unique set-up of high-end technology. There’s nothing similar to this anywhere in Australia and we’re using Australian Manufacturing Week to showcase our upgraded capabilities and demonstrate to international customers that this capability exists in Australia and that we are competitive with others overseas,” Faller said. 

Minister for Manufacturing Glenn Butcher is slated to attend the AMW and meet with leading innovators at the event, along with the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. 

“We’re excited to connect with the leading innovators in this sector, identifying the latest technology and processes that can be introduced to the factory floor and further streamline a business,” Butcher said. 

“We know that manufacturing is the backbone of the Queensland economy, contributing $20 billion a year to the coffers and supporting local regional communities through jobs and business growth.”