In a tough, globally competitive environment, resilient Queensland businesses have made a successful transition to the production of sophisticated, high-value goods.

Queensland offers an established network of research and development institutions, a skilled workforce, and a solid infrastructure base. The state is well placed to encourage the development of profitable new products, services and industries, and to capitalise on the recent trend in advanced economies towards the on-shoring and capability-building of advanced manufacturing.

Queensland Government support

The Queensland Government’s Advanced Manufacturing 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan (PDF, 6.6MB) is positioning Queensland as a leader in advanced manufacturing technologies, products, systems and services.

The roadmap aligns with the Made In Queensland program, a state-wide $40 million program dedicated to supporting Queensland’s manufacturing industry.

Other Queensland Government initiatives to support a world-class manufacturing sector include regional manufacturing hubs and the establishment of a Manufacturing Ministerial Committee.

Case study – Ferra Engineering

Ferra Engineering

Brisbane-based manufacturing company Ferra Engineering specialises in providing engineering services and in designing, manufacturing and assembling aerospace structures and sub-systems.

A global leader in its field, Ferra supplies some of the world’s largest organisations, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Gumman and Airbus. Exports make up more than 80% of its business.

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Getting started

TIQ helps investors and trade partners harness opportunities by opening doors to local industry, economic development organisations, and local and state government agencies.

To explore opportunities to invest in Queensland’s growing advanced manufacturing sector, contact us today.