The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and Ross Vasta MP, Federal Member for Bonner witnessed Australian Innovative Systems’ (AIS) innovation and manufacturing excellence in commercial and residential water disinfection technology first- hand today (17.5.17) when they visited the company’s Brisbane based factory and headquarters.
Mr Turnbull and Mr Vasta toured AIS’ facilities and met some of its 40+ staff, before enjoying a morning tea at AIS, attended by other leading Brisbane business identities.
The Prime Minister commented that small-medium sized enterprises like AIS were “at the heart of Australia’s economic future,” and talked about their “commitment, courage and determination to keep innovating”.
Referencing AIS he said, “This is what innovation enterprise is all about.”
In welcoming the PM and Mr Vasta, AIS CEO Elena Gosse shared how the Federal Government’s recent announcement regarding future company tax cuts would help AIS to reinvest more funds into research and development, as well as fast track the further expansion of its production facilities.
“We have always invested heavily in research and development and are currently in the early stages of building a new, purpose-built factory to house our Anode production line, Elena said.
“Ultimately any savings to the bottom line will allow us to continue to innovate, expand and create more jobs.”
Elena also discussed the extension of the small business $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off Scheme and its benefits to AIS customers, particularly local aquatic centres and swim schools.
During the visit, the official party saw examples of AIS’ salt, mineral and fresh water chlorine generators for commercial and residential swimming pools, including the award-winning EcoLine™ system. Three EcoLine commercial units have recently been installed in the competition swimming pools at the Malaysia National Aquatic Centre in preparation for the KL 29th Southeast Asian Games.
Elena said that it was a privilege to host Mr Turnbull and Mr Vasta’s visit and “A welcome recognition of the importance of Australian ingenuity, innovation and manufacturing to our economy and community.”