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Global Manufacturing Group

Gladstone-based Global Manufacturing Group is working to boost their international competitiveness and solidify their position as a leading steel fabricator.

Central Queensland metal fabricator Global Manufacturing Group has been servicing a diverse range of sectors including oil and gas, mining, engineering, construction, rail, and power stations for 30 years and operating in Gladstone since 2007.

Global Manufacturing Group will be able to provide world best practice pipe processing and assembly after installing a CNC bevel plasma cutting machine at its Gladstone facility thanks to $257,167 through the Queensland Government’s Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program.

Once installed, the new CNC bevel plasma cutting machine will allow Global Manufacturing Group to increase production, take on more clients, ramp up export plans and create six new local jobs.

The equipment is state-of-the-art pipe processing technology, which will result in increased productivity and a safer workplace and upskilling opportunities for the company’s 60 employees.

GMG General Manager Alan Watkin said the company has been servicing the marine, construction, rail and defence sectors since 1990.

“With this new technology, the Gladstone site will be more efficient and competitive. The CNC plasma cutter will help in our plans to expand our national footprint and international export opportunities to supply quality piping products.

“With increased capability, we will be able to bid on large local and national projects. With the elimination of manual handling for the processes we will use the CNC plasma cutter for, we’ll increase output by 60 per cent and have a safer workplace,” Mr Watkin said.

Last updated: 28 Sep 2020