Queensland manufacturers front and centre at Aus Manufacturing Week

Published Tuesday, 09 May, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water
The Honourable Glenn Butcher

  • Australian Manufacturing Week 9-12 May
  • Thousands of leading manufacturers showcasing latest technology and innovations
  • DRDMW are showcasing why Qld is home to nation’s manufacturing sector
  • Qld manufacturer and MiQ grant recipient Elexon Electronics demonstrating one-of-a-kind defence sector capabilities 


Queensland’s Manufacturing Minister Glenn Butcher is looking forward to meeting with leading innovators at the Australian Manufacturing Week showcase, running from Tuesday 9 May until Friday 12 May in Melbourne. The Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water and many of Queensland’s leading manufacturers are front and centre at the event.

Australian Manufacturing Week attracts innovators and technology specialists from around the world, and the event serves as a vital networking and professional development opportunity for anyone working in the sector.

Leading Queensland manufacturer, Elexon Electronics, is exhibiting at Australian Manufacturing Week to demonstrate new capabilities and attract international customers.

Elexon Electronics is based in Brendale and in 2019 received a Made in Queensland grant of $890,000 to increase production capacity, reduce manufacturing costs, and create new job opportunities. Since then, Elexon has doubled its manufacturing capacity, implemented aerospace quality standards and started supplying to defence customers. Just in the past month Elexon employed eight new assemblers and plans to move to a new and larger purpose-built facility in the soon-to-be-developed Technology Park in Petrie.

Quotes attributable to Manufacturing Minister Glenn Butcher:

“We’re excited to connect with the leading innovators in this sector, identifying the latest technology and processes that can be introduced to the factory floor and further streamline a business.

“We know that manufacturing is the backbone of the Queensland economy, contributing $20 billion a year to the coffers and supporting local regional communities through jobs and business growth.”

Quotes attributable to Elexon Electronics CEO Frank Faller:

“We have recently updated our facility to adopt industry 4.0 manufacturing processes and the result is a one-of-a-kind manufacturing capability suited for the needs of defence and aerospace industries.

“We have a unique set up of high-end technology. There’s nothing similar to this anywhere in Australia and we’re using Australian Manufacturing Week to showcase our upgraded capabilities and demonstrate to international customers that this capability exists in Australia and that we are competitive with others overseas.”


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