Overview of manufacturing
Manufacturing involves transforming raw materials like iron into new products such as cars. Queensland's manufacturing industry services several important sectors, such as engineering, mining, medicine and aviation. The state also boasts newer sectors with high growth potential, such as electronics, rail equipment and services, and fibre composites.
In Queensland, over 10,000 manufacturing businesses employ over 187,000 people - generating a $20.7 billion share of the state's economy (2010-11, latest figures). In 2009-10 manufacturers invested $433 million in research and development (R&D). Over the last 3 years, more than 3000 companies have reported approximately $150 million in annual sales, efficiency savings and new investments as a result of these services.
The Queensland Government's Office of Advanced Manufacturing is a key service provider to this industry, partnering with specialists to work on new opportunities that increase global competitiveness. The Office of Advanced Manufacturing supports Queensland's manufacturing industry through a range of initiatives and programs.
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- Contact manufacturing industry associations to access services and support.
- Find out about investing in Queensland's other advanced manufacturing industry.
- Last updated
- 16 April 2013
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