Queensland’s $20 billion manufacturing sector has achieved recognition by the World Economic Forum as an Advanced Manufacturing Hub.
In a statement over the weekend, manufacturing minister Cameron Dick said this recognised the ingenuity and potential of Queensland’s sixth biggest sector, which was currently standing tall to address to Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’re seeing distillers making sanitiser, plastics manufacturers moving into PPE, and collaboration and support right along the supply chain,” he said in a statement.
“It’s our identity as manufacturing innovators that’s being recognised by WEF, a fact we should be incredibly proud of as a state.”
WEF officials toured Queensland last year, attending roundtables at Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns and Toowoomba, and visiting factories.
Dick said the designation would open doors internationally and generate more business for the state.
Picture: launch day at Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub at Brisbane last year (via www.cio.com.au)
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