Consultation opens for draft Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP)

Consultation opens for draft Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP)

Public consultation on the draft Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) opens on 1 June 2022.

The ITP is designed to fast track the growth and transformation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s advanced manufacturing sector. The sector already:

  • Employs 10.7 per cent of the workforce (248,400 people)
  • Accounts for 10 per cent of GDP ($24.1 billion)

It also has the potential to do a lot more than that.

To achieve this transformation, business, unions, government, Māori, and wider stakeholders have developed a draft plan for how to get there. It outlines a series of initiatives and actions with the aim of:

  • Increasing investment in advanced technologies and processes to lift productivity and wages
  • Making innovation, R&D, and science work for advanced manufacturing
  • Attracting and developing a diverse high-skilled high-wage workforce
  • Creating a leading sustainable circular net-zero emissions sector
  • Enhancing global connectivity and opportunities
  • Improving perceptions of advanced manufacturing.

Collectively these priorities aim to achieve a thriving Aotearoa New Zealand advanced manufacturing sector of world-class creators, innovators and makers delivering quality products, sustainable solutions and intergenerational wellbeing.

Public consultation on the plan runs from 1-13 June to 13 with virtual workshops and a series of regional workshops across the country:

Click here to register your attendance at regional workshop

Metals NZ members are asked to provide comment on the plan.

Find out more here