Queensland Government Delegation Visits Tratos Manufacturing Facility in Knowsley

Tratos’ team, composed of Prof Maurizio Bragagni Esq OBE, CEO and Chairman, Mr Neil Ancell, Company Director, Mr Kevin Martin, Finance Director, Eng. Peter Waterworth, Technical Director and Mr Gianfranco Lutri, SHEQ Manager, was deeply honoured to receive a high-level delegation from the Queensland Government of Australia in its manufacturing plant in Knowsley.

The visit of the Australian delegation, led by the Honourable Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, and Minister for Public Works and Procurement, marks a significant step in recognising the strong position of Tratos in the Australian Ports & Mines cables market, as well strengthening trade and investment relations between Queensland and the United Kingdom, with a specific focus on the renewable energy sector.

Minister de Brenni and his team of Queensland Government officials are conducting a trade mission aimed at deepening ties between the two regions in alignment with the $62 billion Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan. This ambitious plan seeks to revolutionize the energy landscape of Queensland by deploying over 1500 kilometres of high-voltage transmission lines, setting the stage for robust growth in the renewable energy sector.

The Tratos manufacturing facility, renowned for its expertise in producing high-voltage transmission lines, was chosen as the prime destination for the Queensland delegation due to its critical role in the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan’s implementation. 

With over 55 years of experience in the cable-making industry, Tratos’ engineering expertise is behind the development of highly specialised products for various sectors. Today, Tratos represents the world-renowned superior quality cable manufacturer, selling an extensive range of cables to 52 countries, manufacturing facilities in Italy and the UK and offices worldwide.

Tratosflex-ESDB®  cable is already being used in the Ports of Sydney and Brisbane, while Tratos’ robust Mining and Tunneling Cables are powering, controlling and monitoring equipment in many mines across Australia.

Honourable Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
Honourable Mick de Brenni MP, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, and Minister for Public Works and Procurement, inside the Faraday Cage.

Minister de Brenni expressed his enthusiasm for the visit, stating, “This visit to Tratos is an essential component of our mission to better position Queensland in the global renewable energy market. The United Kingdom has made significant strides in this sector, and we look forward to learning from Tratos’ expertise and exploring opportunities for collaboration that will benefit businesses of both Queensland and the UK.”

“We were honoured to receive at Tratos- Knowsley manufacturing site the Queensland Government delegation, led by Minister de Brenni,” commented Prof Bragagni. “This visit serves as a testament to our shared commitment to the renewable energy sector and our mutual desire to foster stronger ties between Queensland and the United Kingdom. At Tratos, we are excited to offer the delegation an in-depth tour of our facility, providing them with firsthand exposure to our cutting-edge manufacturing processes and technology.”

The delegation’s visit to Tratos provided a valuable platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the exploration of opportunities to bolster trade and investment relations between Tratos, Queensland and the UK within the renewable energy sector.Tratos remains committed to driving the global transition to sustainable energy solutions and looks forward to assisting businesses worldwide to boost their “green credentials”, bringing us closer to a more sustainable and greener future.

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