ATP Science – a food supplement manufacturer – is set to roll out more local jobs in Meadowbrook due to $1.5 million in funding sourced from the Queensland state government’s $46 million ‘Made in Queensland’ (MiQ) program.
The grant is designed to assist ATP Science in purchasing hi-tech production equipment.
“Introduction of this world-leading technology is expected to create 33 new local jobs over five years, which is a fantastic outcome for the local community,” said Member for Waterford, Shannon Fentiman
This new technology will make production of Australia’s favourite confectionary far more efficient.
“ATP Science will invest more than $3.2 million in advanced, new-to-Australia equipment to enable scale production of their unique and technically complex, low sugar, high-protein functional confectionery (Gummies) food,” Fentiman said.
ATP Science managing director, Jeff Doidge, said the technologically advanced equipment would increase the company’s ‘Gummies’ manufacturing capacity by close to 8 eight times.
This will give the company the ability to keep up with demand as they open up to export opportunities as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
“We will be able to go from producing 8,000 packets of Gummies per shift to 62,000 packets per shift,” Doidge said.