Volvo HQ is open for business
ADVANCED manufacturing is not dead in Australia.
That’s the message from Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who officially opened Volvo Group Australia’s new headquarters in Wacol, just outside of Brisbane.
“In a world where advanced manufacturing plants are closing down around our country, we’re seeing advanced manufacturing going to the forefront in Queensland,” she said.
“To have a national headquarters in Queensland is a sign of confidence, also a vote of confidence in its people.
“And what Martin (Volvo Group’s global president and chief executive officer Martin Lundstedt) said, the greatest asset this company has is its people, the men and women that come here and work, that continue to show commitment to the company.”
Premier Palaszczuk said Wacol was now becoming an “advanced manufacturing corridor” and was one her government “was proud” to back.
“We will see huge growth in this precinct,” she said.
During her speech, Premier Palaszczuk also congratulated two “Fathers of the House” Howard Starkey and John Sutters, for their 33 years service and 21 other employees who have worked for Volvo Group Australia for more than 30 years.
Annastacia Palaszczuk opened the new Volvo HQ.