What they achieved
TIQ helped Vadain International to choose Queensland as their Australian base.
As a result, the company invested more than A$1 million into the state to set up a manufacturing plant in Logan.
The plant created 35 jobs within the first year of operation and further substantial growth is expected within the next three to five years.
How they did it
TIQ trade advisors provided Vadain International with advice, research and professional services including:
- developing a business case, detailing the cost benefits of operating in Queensland (including a detailed labour cost comparison, as well as indicative costs of leasing a facility fit for their purpose)
- providing contact details of government departments and commercial entities and organising meetings with them to facilitate the investment opportunity
- introducing the company to various businesses, state and federal departmental representatives, to access manufacturing sites, staff and funding options.
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We undertook lots of visits to properties, visited manufacturers to get an idea of market structure, labour and the availability of skilled people.
I have noticed that people are quite open and enthusiastic and are willing to talk about what they are doing and share their knowledge. — Arjen Hoekman, Director Vadain International