Showcasing the future of manufacturing in Queensland
20-24 May 2019
We're supporting Queensland’s manufacturers and helping them remain globally competitive. Our 10-year plan is designed to increase the adoption of leading-edge design, innovation, technologies, processes and practices.
Inside Advanced Manufacturing is a week-long series of advanced manufacturing showcase events taking place across Queensland from 20-24 May 2019.
During this week, a selection of Queensland’s top manufacturers will open their doors to other manufacturers and demonstrate their innovative manufacturing techniques and technologies in practice.
We invite you to join us for a behind-the-scenes tour where you will learn from Queensland’s early adopters of innovative and cutting-edge processes, systems and technologies.
Digital technologies, robotics, automation and software integration will all be on show.
Additionally, as part of the Inside Advanced Manufacturing initiative, three videos featuring the advanced manufacturing and technologies from iOrthotics, Protonautics, and Visy have been produced in partnership with the Gateway to Industry Schools Program for students interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing.
Check out the list of exhibitors below and register your interest to participate in a tour.
South East Queensland
B&R Enclosures is Australia's largest enclosure manufacturer and equipment solutions provider with manufacturing facilities and sales locations in Australia, New Zealand, China, South East Asia and the Middle East. B&R's range of solutions includes off-the-shelf standard manufactured products, custom designed and engineered enclosures, assembled-to-order solutions, electrical technology, equipment integration, project management, and supply chain management services. The business consists of four divisions: Industrial, Data ICT, Hazardous Areas and Residential Commercial. Each division has a focus on the unique needs of different market segments.
What makes B&R Enclosures an advanced manufacturer?
B&R Enclosures has invested in advanced manufacturing equipment and is well into its Industry 4.0 journey. B&R's first digital transformational project focuses on improving the factory floor by making information transparent throughout the production process to improve decision making, lower costs and increase service. B&R's second project applies Industry 4.0 principles and technologies to product design and development to achieve digital continuity, reuse of information and real-time collaboration. Both projects represent a shift from large production-centric manufacturing of commodity products towards a more customised, smart and competitive manufacturing model. This is backed by highly skilled human capital that is more responsive to rapidly changing needs and priorities of global value chain partners.
Tuesday 21 May 1 pm-2 pm - session fully booked
Thursday 23 May 1 pm-2pm - session fully booked
Evolve Group is an Australian-owned plastics manufacturer that provides a full range of services including plastic injection moulding, design and prototyping assistance, tool manufacturing, component construction, roll-form machinery manufacturing and finished goods assembly.
What makes Evolve Group an advanced manufacturer?
Evolve Group has transformed its facility into a world-leading, automated manufacturing facility. It incorporates automated systems that has enabled them to bring current offshore manufacturing back to Queensland and retain and retrain employees in high-value knowledge-based jobs.
Monday 20 May 9 am-10 am - session fully booked
GCI Group manufacture precision components, from singular parts to large complex assemblies for trucks, cars and buses for Australia and the world. They believe in challenging the status quo around Australian manufacturing and believe that Australian manufacturing has a place in the global market and are committed to investing in their technology and their people.
What makes the GCI Group an advanced manufacturer?
The GCI Group’s facility is equipped with sheet metal handling automation, storing and distributing both raw material and finished products to and from their 4x flatbed laser cutting machines. They also use a robotic welding cell for repetitive welding tasks. Their group promotes connectivity in all areas of the business. Each job within their factory is “live” and traceable in their ERP system providing complete clarity and accurate job scheduling.
Friday 24 May 10 am-11 am - session fully booked
Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support throughout Australia, South East Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. By providing cost-effective solutions to meet customer requirements, Hawker Pacific has a proven track record in delivering performance-based solutions and is rated by Australia’s Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group as one of its top 10 performing companies in the field.
What makes Hawker Pacific an advanced manufacturer?
Hawker Pacific utilises the latest equipment and technologies for civil and defence markets. Specialist capabilities include traditional high-quality Multi Axis CNC machining, and assembly of standard and exotic parts inclusive of exotic metal welding and non-destructive testing (NDT).
Location: Coopers Plains
Tuesday 21 May 9 am-10 am - session fully booked
Established in 2009 in Mackay, iOrthotics has developed into Australia’s premier manufacturer of custom-made orthotic devices for podiatrists. As part of ASX-listed company Healthia, iOrthotics is one of the first orthotic manufacturers in the world to implement 3D-printing technology on scale. iOrthotics is revolutionising the orthotics industry domestically and internationally due to its R&D and technology implementation. iOrthotics now supplies 3D-printed products throughout Australia and into international markets.
What makes iOrthotics an advanced manufacturer?
iOrthotics is leading the industry in 3D printing. Its purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility uses the latest digital foot/cast scanning, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), to produce high-quality products that are unique to each patient’s foot.
Tuesday 21 May 10 am-11 am
Laser Central provides premium metal-processing services for flat bed and tube lasercutting, metal folding, counter sinking, drilling and tapping, and edge rounding. They supply to a wide range of industries including mining, defence, automotive, agricultural industries, construction, housing, and manufacturing.
What makes Laser Central an advanced manufacturer?
Laser Central has one of the largest tube laser-cutting facilities in Australia and uses 3D tube-cutting machines and advanced laser-cutting technology to improve efficiency for their clients. The company has also implemented machine-monitoring processes to reduce machinery downtime due to maintenance.
Wednesday 22 May 4 pm-5 pm - session fully booked
Oji Fibre Solutions
Oji Fibre Solutions is one of Australia’s leading pulp, paper and fibre-based packing solutions specialists with three paper mills in New Zealand and ten converting plants in Australia and New Zealand. Oji Fiber Solutions is a subsidiary of the Japanese company, Oji Holdings Corporation. A publicly listed company on the Tokyo stock exchange, Oji Holdings is the fifth-largest pulp and paper manufacturer in the world, operating in 17 countries.
What makes Oji Fibre Solutions an advanced manufacturer?
The Yatala converting plant in Queensland is the newest site in the Oji Fibre Solutions group, opening in October 2017. The plant is a modern advanced box plant, producing corrugated cardboard and providing packing solutions to the Queensland market. The site has been fitted with the latest in corrugating, converting and manual handling technologies sourced from around the globe. The equipment is highly automated with high speed and outstanding precision and quality. The building is a five star, green star energy site, with numerous environmental initiatives incorporated into the design to make it a leading environmental manufacturing site.
Tuesday 21 May 10 am-11 am
Wednesday 22 May 10 am-11 am
Thursday 23 May 10 am-11 am
UAP offers pioneering design solutions, formulated through rigorous research, development and consultation. Working with expert resources and the most innovative manufacturing technologies and techniques, they deliver world-class creative projects that transform spaces into places for people.
What makes UAP an advanced manufacturer?
UAP is developing new ways to use robots and vision systems for design-led manufacturing. UAP is involved in the Design Robotics project, which focuses on utilising robotics, vision systems, and user-centred software interfaces to streamline the process between design and custom manufacturing.
Wednesday 22 May 10 am-11 am - session fully booked
Watkins Steel is a family owned and operated steel fabrication company established in 1968. Traditionally its services include steel fabrication and installation. However, over the years they have implemented changes that have seen a significant shift from labour-based processes to technology-based processes for the company. A major milestone in this direction was the development of a unique end-to-end digital work flow for steel fabrication and installation called the Watkins Steel 4-Step Linked Process.
What makes Watkins Steel an advanced manufacturer?
Watkins Steel uses advanced robotics for steel processing and fabrication, 3D laser scanning for measurement and augmented reality for design and quality assurance.
Tuesday 21 May 5 pm-6 pm - session fully booked
Thursday 23 May 4 pm-5 pm - session fully booked
Global Rotamoulding is an industry leader in moulding plastic in an imaginative way. Global provides complete design and manufacturing innovative solutions for the following industries:
Industrial water catchment
What makes Global Rotamoulding an advanced manufacturer?
Global Rotamoulding has recently undergone significant expansion to include the latest technology in machinery, robotic technologies, ERP and facilities at both of its sites. This has ensured improved efficiency and long-term viability with high production capacity. Global’s pursuit of the World Class Standard in excellence for manufacturing strengthens its position as Australia’s most proficient custom moulder.
Tuesday 21 May 12 pm-1 pm
Wednesday 22 May 12 pm-1 pm
Greenridge Group, comprising Greenridge Press, Greenridge Mail and Greenridge Design, has a cutting-edge facility using innovative techniques and sophisticated systems to provide first-class graphic design, digital solutions, printing, stationary warehousing and distribution, as well as personalised and/or direct mail distribution for customers.
What makes Greenridge Group an advanced manufacturer?
Greenridge has invested in Ryobi presses, which are the most technologically advanced high-speed presses in the world. It enables them to power through even the largest print runs, producing a superior quality product.
Monday 20 May 9 am-10 am
Wednesday 22 May 9 am-10 am
Wide Bay Burnett
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, an Australian family-owned company best known for its Ginger Beer, brews 13 flavours of non-alcoholic soft drinks in the town that shares its name. For three generations, Bundaberg has kept tradition at heart using time-honoured brewing methods and the best quality ingredients. The soft drinks have been exported since the 1980s, with Bundaberg drinks available in over 34 countries worldwide.
What makes Bundaberg Brewed Drinks an advanced manufacturer?
The use of robotics on the production line sees Bundaberg Brewed Drinks combine age-old traditions with leading-edge technologies within its Bundaberg manufacturing facility.
Location: Bundaberg East
Wednesday 22 May 1 pm-2 pm
Hyne Timber is one of Australia’s largest producers of sawn timber products, a leader in preservative treatments, and an iconic supplier to the Australian construction industry. Operating throughout the Eastern Seaboard, Hyne Timber is a leader in technology implementation, product development and quality control. The company is a world-class manufacturer with environmental standards that underpin its unwavering commitment to sustainably grown plantation timber production and supply in Australia.
What makes Hyne Timber an advanced manufacturer?
Hyne Timber has continually adopted leading-edge technologies to stay at the forefront of timber manufacturing. Technologies such as laser scanning for optimal control of log breakdown to improve product grade recovery, to acoustic technology and vision scanning to optimise value extraction of processed boards. Some of these systems have data learning to continually improve the identification of defects for improved value extraction.
Tuesday 21 May 9 am-10 am
Proteco's refinery is uniquely equipped with highly specialised production units for complete oil processing, designed specifically for almond, macadamia, peanut and sunflower oils. This newly developed process accommodates certified organic oils and BRC accreditation. Built in 2016, it is the only edible-oil refinery in Queensland.
What makes Proteco an advanced manufacturer?
Proteco’s facility employs high-level automation control for maximum quality, designed to minimise oxidation and to remove taste and odour in the final product by natural means. The facility includes use of PLC-controlled processing systems that incorporate Scada display/interface.
Thursday 23 May 1 pm-2 pm
DGH Engineering provides quality engineering solutions within Australia and Papua New Guinea. These include design, steel, stainless steel and aluminium fabrication, construction and maintenance of assets, and equipment for mining, ports, defence and the sugar industry. The company provides a specialist integrated fabrication and engineering service that can respond to construction, maintenance and shutdowns. DGH Engineering is a one-stop shop for all these services as well as blasting and painting, industrial tiling and poly spraying, fitting and machining, and repair and maintenance of underground mining equipment.
What makes DGH an advanced manufacturer?
DGH Engineering has implemented automation into their facility through introduction of a CNC machine centre and advanced equipment.
Tuesday 21 May 4 pm-5 pm
Wednesday 22 May 12 pm-1 pm
EHS Manufacturing is a precision machining and fabrication business that offers a broad range of products to major industries including mining and agricultural. Additionally, it provides solutions for customers through all stages of product design, development and manufacturing.
What makes EHS Manufacturing an advanced manufacturer?
EHS Manufacturing uses precision CNC machining, automated processes (ERP) and simulated design work. It caters for niche work with small production runs.
Wednesday 22 May 10 am-11 am
Thursday 23 May 12 pm-1 pm
SMW Group is a leading mining, engineering and industry services provider with an innovative approach to fabrication, field servicing and mechanical repairs.
What makes SMW Group an advanced manufacturer?
SMW Group's Parkhurst facilities are expansive and include state-of-the-art equipment and work areas to carry out fabrication, mechanical, auto-electrical and abrasive blasting and painting.
Tuesday 21 May 1 pm-2 pm
Thursday 23 May 9 am-10 am
Rockfield Technologies Australia
Rockfield Technologies Australia is a specialist high-technology engineering consultant with core skills in advanced computational modelling, sensor technologies, data analytics and engineering design solutions. Since 2000, Rockfield has been assisting clients from across the industrial sectors to better understand and manage the risk profile of critical assets. For example, capacity utilisation, structural integrity, remnant life and standard’s compliance.
What makes Rockfield Technologies an advanced manufacturer?
Rockfield Technologies is pioneering Industry 4.0 technologies to transform the utilisation of aged critical infrastructure. Its technology coupled with AI provides critical alerts to asset managers: transmission poles, bridges, ports, mining, cranes. Its main product is a low-cost, low-energy wireless PUKS that measures structural asset data locally.
Wednesday 22 May 4 pm-5 pm
Friday 24 May 11 am-12 pm
Far North Queensland
CSF Industries is a leading supplier of steel fabrication and related solutions to major clients across Australia and South East Asia. As the only single-source engineering, fabrication, coating, roofing and installation company in regional Queensland, CSF Industries holds a unique position in the construction and fabrication industry in Northern Australia. CSF has manufacturing facilities in both Cairns and Townsville and employs more than 200 local North Queensland staff. CSF Industries has been servicing the construction industry since 1979.
What makes CSF Industries an advanced manufacturer?
CSF Industries has five separate machines ranging in levels of automation across its Cairns and Townsville facilities. This includes a high-definition plasma plate-processing centre, fully automated, lights-out operation beamline, two robotic steel fabrication and processing centres, and a Zeman Steel Beam Assembly Machine. This is the most advanced machine that will fabricate and weld a steel beam automatically, all from an electronic file. It utilises two robots, one that scans and picks up the plates and the second to weld the plates to the beams. This is the most advanced steel fabrication machine in the world and is located in CSF Industries' Townsville facility.
Wednesday 22 May 1 pm-2 pm
FNQ Plastics is recognised as the Far North Queensland specialists in custom-designed perspex and plastic fabrication. Its showroom is home to a comprehensive range of versatile, injection-moulded plastic products for the automotive, marine, mining, scientific, agricultural and fishing industries across Queensland.
What makes FNQ Plastics an advanced manufacturer?
FNQ Plastics has transformed its facility to include a state-of-the-art CNC Router able to cut various materials like plastics, aluminium and timber, a CNC laser and a digitally controlled oven allowing precise heating for various plastics to be moulded. The extrusion line and custom tooling for the manufacture of recycled plastics is about to be installed. This extrusion equipment for ReGen Plastics is to commence manufacturing of recycled products for commercial and domestic use.
Monday 20 May 11 am-12 pm
Tuesday 21 May 9 am-10 am
Terms and Conditions of Attendance and Participation
These are the terms (the “Agreement”) that govern your registration and attendance at, and participation in, the Inside Advanced Manufacturing events [20-24 May] 2019 (“Events”). The Events have been arranged by the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (the “Department”), and will be hosted by a number of advanced manufacturers (“Exhibitors”) at various sites and facilities throughout Queensland.
If you are registering on behalf of another person, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person attending is aware of these terms, and accepts them, and by completing the registration you are warranting that you have made the attendee aware of these terms and that they have accepted them and you indemnify the Department in relation to any failure by the attendee to comply with these terms.
If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accept these terms on your behalf.
1. Event Admission
1.1 Admittance. Registration does not entitle you to admittance to an Event. All registrations are subject to approval by the Department and Exhibitors. If your registration is approved, then an invitation will be emailed to you.
1.2 Costs. All costs associated with your attendance (including any travel or accommodation expense) will be solely your responsibility and neither the Department nor the Exhibitors will be liable for such costs.
1.3 Workplace Health and Safety. You must comply with the Exhibitors’ policies, procedures, directions or instructions relating to work, health and safety, including any particular clothing requirements which have been advised to you. This includes participation in site inductions and use of personal protective equipment as required by the Exhibitor.
1.4 Removal. The Department or an Exhibitor may require your removal from an Event if they, in their sole discretion, considers that your presence or behaviour creates a disruption or hindrance to the Event or the enjoyment of the Event by other attendees or if you engage in any unlawful or unsafe conduct.
1.5 Media. You agree that the Department and the Exhibitor may record, film, photograph or capture your image in any media now available, or developed in the future, during the Event and to distribute, broadcast, use or otherwise globally to disseminate in perpetuity such media without any further approval by, or payment to, you. This includes but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use and/or disseminate the media.
1.6 Photos/Video. Recording of the Event or of an Exhibitor’s premises is strictly prohibited. Without limitation, recording includes audio, video and/or still photography, whether by electronic or other means.
1.7 Event Content. The Department, in its sole discretion, may change any and all aspects of the Event, including the Event name, themes, content, program speakers, performers, Exhibitors, venue, date and time.
2.1 The Department’s Privacy and Security Statement sets out how the Department handles and protects your personal information.
2.2 The Department will use the personal information you have provided to administer the Event and disclose it to Exhibitors in connection with organising and administering the Events.
3. Intellectual Property & Confidentiality
3.1 Intellectual Property. Your attendance at the Event does not give you any rights to use, copy or reproduce Event content or materials distributed in connection with the Event. You must not use or reproduce, or allow anyone to use or reproduce, any intellectual property (without limitation including trademarks or other trade names) which may appear at an Event, in any Event content or in any materials distributed in connection with the Event for any reason, without obtaining an appropriate licence from the owner of the intellectual property.
3.2 Confidentiality. The Department or an Exhibitor may disclose confidential information to you in the course of your attendance or participation in the Event. You must keep any such information confidential and not reproduce or further disclose it to any person unless you are required by law to do so.
4. Warranties, Limitation of Liability and Insurance
4.1 Neither the Department or the Exhibitors give any warranties in respect of any aspect of the Event or any materials related to it and to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all implied warranties. Neither the Department nor the Exhibitors will accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by you or any person on any aspect of the Event or any information provided at the Event.
4.2 Attendance at the Event is at your own risk. To the extent permitted by law, neither the Department or the Exhibitors will be liable for any loss or damage you incur in connection with the Event or your attendance at the Event. You release the Department and Exhibitors from any claim in respect of such loss or damage.
5. Governing Law
5.1 These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Queensland, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State.