Brisbane electronics manufacturer Elexon Electronics has opened a new state of the art ‘intelligent factory’ to help it enter new markets in defence and aerospace.
State government politicians including manufacturing minister Glenn Butcher (pictured, at right) launched our the new facility along with CEO Frank Faller (left).
The government supported the investment in automated surface-mount technology (SMT) equipment, an intelligent material handling system and new X-Ray inspection.
Faller said: “Pre COVID-19 the company had growing demand from customers who were wishing to manufacture onshore.
“(Expanding) our production capabilities sets us apart from the competition.”
The Industry 4.0 facility was made possible with an $890,325 contribution from from the $46 million Made in Queensland programme.
Butcher said: “Elexon is a great example of how this government is helping to bolster Queensland manufacturers to unite and recover through tough economic times like what we’re seeing in Covid-19.”
Elexon is a full service business from engineering support to procurement, tooling manufacture, printed circuit board manufacture and assembly and final product testing and packaging.
Faller said the Queensland investment created jobs within his company, but would also aid other companies to reshore electronics work from overseas.
Picture: Elexon Electronics/Frank Faller with Glenn Butcher (right)
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