The state government-run Inside Advanced Manufacturing tour will resume this year and run between July 12 to 16, with 20 companies hosting “behind-the-scenes” tours at their factories.
The week would “showcase the new design and innovative technologies, processes and practices” transforming the sector, according to a statement from Queensland manufacturing minister Glenn Butcher, providing insights “invaluable for those manufacturers who are commencing their technological transformation.”
“Queensland is the manufacturing powerhouse of Australia; I commend our manufacturers for sharing their knowledge and expertise with others as the sector gears up to become more internationally competitive,” said Butcher.
Three videos from the 2019 IAM tour, featuring Visy, iOrthotics and Protonautics, can be seen here.
Those curious about the tours can register their interest here.
Selected participants (via statements.qld.gov.au)
(Mackay) Wilmar Bioethanol, a leader in the renewable energy market investing in both fuel grade ethanol and electricity production, will showcase its innovation in a site tour at its Sarina facility on Monday 12 July and Wednesday 14 July 2021.
(Cairns) CIE Australia, which offers superior electrical mining solutions, will showcase its Cairns facility and advanced manufacturing technology such as its new specialised laser which is powered by the Nitrocube (a first for Queensland), in guided tours at 8am on Tuesday 13 July and Wednesday 14 July 2021.
(Gold Coast) Geofabrics, a Gold Coast-based geosynthetic specialist building road, rail, landfill and renewables infrastructure with sustainable products, will offer tours to their state-of-the-art facility at 8am on Tuesday 13 July and Thursday 15 July 2021.
(Townsville) Australian Expedition Vehicles, a vehicle engineering and modification specialist will demonstrate its long-range military patrol vehicle and latest technology at its Townsville workshop at 8am on Wednesday 14 July and Thursday 15 July 2021.
(Gladstone) Mecha Engineered Mechanical Solutions, provides engineering solutions to major industry, will showcase state-of-the-art equipment such as its reverse engineering scanner and articulated robot at its Gladstone site at 12pm on Wednesday 14 July and at 8am on Thursday 15 July 2021.
(Rockhampton) Saleyards Distillery, a distiller of premium spirits, will host two tours of its Rockhampton site to show its production processes using a state-of-the-art rum distiller, the only one of its kind in Australia, at 12pm on Thursday 15 July and again on Friday 16 July 2021.
(Bundaberg) Oreco Group, an agricultural and horticultural product manufacturer in the Bundaberg region, will showcase its state-of-the-art automated equipment including the nation’s largest industrial crop dryer and the largest range of baling and packaging equipment, during site tours at 8am and 12pm on Thursday 15 July 2021.
(Gympie) Nestlé, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, will host a tour at their Gympie manufacturing plant to showcase its advanced technology and intelligent reverse engineering processes at 9am on Thursday 15 July 2021.
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