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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Switchgear giant opens new warehouse in Murarrie

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Switchgear giant opens new warehouse in Murarrie

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has opened new premises designed for the growth of one of Queensland’s great export success stories, NOJA Power.

    The Murarrie-based company has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medium voltage switchgear for power poles, and its new warehouse will facilitate greater jobs growth as the business continues to expand.

    “NOJA Power is one of the largest manufacturers of power switchgear in the world and services 86 countries worldwide from its headquarters at Murarrie, a factory which it has just expanded,” the Premier said.

    “The new warehouse will provide additional space for new production lines, as well as laboratories for research and development, to help NOJA Power to expand their design and manufacturing capabilities for electricity distribution utilities across the world.

    “While the new space is sure to make a huge difference to production, it is the highly skilled workforce’s knowledge and experience that will continue to ensure NOJA Power remains at the forefront of research, development, manufacturing and sales.

    “My Government wants Queensland to become known as Australia’s home of cutting edge advanced manufacturing, because this sector will continue to provide high skill, highly-paid jobs now and in the future.

    “NOJA Power is a great example of Queensland’s manufacturing potential, and I look forward to working with more businesses as we continue to grow the sector.”

    The Premier said the Government was committed to supporting Queensland’s $20.3 billion sector, to remain globally competitive and innovative to generate jobs now and into the future.

    “My Government has committed to supporting Queensland-based manufacturers through our $20 million Made in Queensland grant program, which is is aimed at increasing jobs in Queensland manufacturing businesses and growing the state's economy. 

    “Eligible manufacturing businesses will be able to apply for grants of between $50,000 and $2.5 million to become more productive, grow, innovate and create knowledge-based jobs for Queensland’s future.

    “It’s opportunities like these that make it an exciting time to be a manufacturer in Queensland.”

     

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