Allweld Manufacturing handpicked for expansion support

Queensland government backs truck body and trailer builder’s diversification

Allweld Manufacturing handpicked for expansion support
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk touring the Allweld facility


One of the beneficiaries of Queensland’s Jobs and Regional Growth Fund is Maryborough-based truck and transport fabricator Allweld Manufacturing.

The company will diversify into defence and aerospace supply with funding support as part of the $175 million state initiative.

"Over the years we’ve been able to secure new markets and we are now designing and manufacturing a range of customised transporters including prime movers, tippers and trailers as well as fire, rescue and ambulance vehicles and marine craft," Allweld owner Andrew Shilleto says.

Allweld project executive manager Josh Linwood says the funding support will assist the company to expand its manufacturing facility in Maryborough and diversify its production into new specialised areas.

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Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk backs the business to help drive the state’s Covid-19 economic recovery.

"Regional manufacturers are helping to power Queensland’s economic recovery from the worldwide impact of Covid-19 by investing locally and creating jobs," Palaszczuk says.

"In this case the assistance will allow Allweld to enter into an exciting new growth phase and increase its workforce by more than 40 per cent over the next four years, with 12 more full-time equivalent roles to be added to its existing 27."

Minister for state development Kate Jones says Allweld was one of the Queensland businesses benefiting from supply-chain opportunities in Queensland’s expanding defence and aerospace industries.

"Allweld is already a renowned manufacturer for the road transport and marine industries and now, with the government’s help, the sky’s the limit for their future expansion into defence and aerospace," Jones says.

"Allweld will now get its expansion underway with completion expected by January 2021."


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