Three north Queensland companies have earned a total of $840,000 in state government grants under the Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program.
Fabricator Engineering Industries Australia, engineering services company TEi Services, and kitchen and cabinet designer and manufacturer Moduline were awarded grants of $347,475, $447,000, and $49,256 respectively.
EIA, who hosted the grant round announcement on Tuesday, would invest in “a modified Xpert Pro 250/3100 computer-controlled metal press and Artec Leo 3D Scanner,” said state manufacturing minister Glenn Butcher.
“This allows heavy metals to be efficiently fabricated here in regional Queensland, coupled with 3D scanning equipment it provides automation and will create three new local jobs.”
TEi’s grant would help implement a robotic welding solution to manufacture mining industry equipment, including steel trommels (one of which is pictured) used to separate materials. TEi is purchasing the equipment from fellow Queensland business SSS Manufacturing.
Moduline’s grant would help develop “a national flatpack channel and Industry 4.0 web application” to help respond to domestic and international customers.
“Moduline has showrooms in Townsville, Cairns and Brisbane and is developing a national and global online channel for flatpack design and manufacturing to take their products to the world,” added Butcher.
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