Extending the pipeline

The Central Queensland manufacturing hubs and grants program has given Gladstone’s Global Manufacturing Group (GMG) the information and funding boost needed to extend its services to the pipework industry.

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Global Manufacturing Group


Gladstone, Central Queensland



Grant funding

$257,167 from the manufacturing hubs grant program (2020-21).


  • Purchase a new computer numerical control (CNC) bevel plasma cutting machine.
  • With the new technology, GMG will be more efficient and competitive in regard to pipe processing and spooling.
  • The CNC plasma cutter will increase manufacturing capability and support the company’s plans to expand its national footprint and international export opportunities to supply quality piping products.


  • Increased output by 60% and provided a safer workplace.
  • 6 jobs created.
  • 60 jobs protected.

Future growth

  • Increase production, take on more clients and expand operations through advanced technology.

Last updated: 17 Jun 2021