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