Advanced manufacturer Oreco Group, a leading manufacturer of agricultural and horticultural products for both retail and commercial customers, demonstrated its state-of-the-art automated European machinery and unique process of vertical integration.
Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith said the Childers business played host to a behind-the-scenes tour showcasing the new design and innovative technologies, processes and practices which are transforming the manufacturing sector.
“The Bundaberg Region is the home of manufacturing in the Wide Bay and it is a real thrill for the sector to be working in such a collaborative style,” Mr Smith said.
“Oreco Group is a real success story that delivers not only top-quality products right across the country but also delivers employment opportunities to back local jobs.
“Once again another Bundaberg Region-based business is taking on the world and value adding to our agricultural industry.”
ORECO Group’s Business Development Manager Amber Gilbert said they were proud to be invited to participate in Inside Advanced Manufacturing as improving business outcomes by adopting advanced technologies has long been a focus for the company.
“Advanced manufacturing practices are at the centre of Oreco, which is investing heavily in technology to scale up production and investing in training to ensure our staff can maximise their potential and the potential of this machinery.
“We're proud to be recognised as an advanced manufacturer and we look forward to sharing our learnings with other manufacturers on how innovative tech and reverse engineering practices can transform your business.”
Right across Queensland, leading advanced manufacturers have opened their doors to other local firms to share the tactics and technologies which have transformed their business and made them more productive and internationally competitive.
Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing, Glenn Butcher said Inside Advanced Manufacturing was celebrating some of the best in the sector right across Queensland.
“I commend our manufacturers for sharing their knowledge and expertise with others, as we accelerate the momentum of Queensland becoming Australia’s leading manufacturing state.
“The information and insight they will share is invaluable for those manufacturers who are commencing their technological transformation and this initiative demonstrates the commitment the Queensland Government has to our manufacturers having the resources they need to grow locally and extend their reach globally,” Minister Butcher said.
Twenty leading Queensland manufacturers are welcoming fellow manufacturers into their facilities to showcase their advanced technology and share exactly how they adopted and adapted to Industry 4.0 process and practice.