John Hart has commenced the installation of an extensive manufacturing line comprising 15 Mazak machine tools and robotic automation for the Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions artillery shell forging plant in Maryborough, Queensland.
Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions, a joint-venture between Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH and NIOA, is committed to the development of Australian sovereign capability. The facility will produce 155mm artillery shells, and other munitions related products. When in full operation, it will create up to 100 jobs in the Maryborough and Fraser Coast region. The $60 million facility has received support from the Federal Government Regional Growth Fund, and the Queensland State Government Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.