Japanese drone manufacturer, Terra-Drone, will be setting up its Asia-Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Brisbane to take advantage of Queensland innovation policies. The company produces construction, laser survey and photogrammetry drones and exports its drones to the USA and Asia.
Queensland government minister for trade, Jackie Trad, said that the company had decided to come to Brisbane because of premier Anastasia Palaszczuk’s trade mission to Tokyo in 2016.
“They will be setting up in Brisbane’s River City Labs innovation precinct and will be looking to build on their already productive relationships with local businesses and academics,” Trad said.
“On his recent visit to Brisbane I was very pleased to meet with chief executive officer, Toru Tokushige, who was enthusiastic about Queensland’s drone-friendly policy framework as well as the support for innovation, entrepreneurship and growth through our Advance Queensland policy.”
Mr Tokushige attended an Infrastructure Investment Seminar in Tokyo during the premier’s trade mission and then visited Queensland to explore collaboration opportunities. Tokushige also said that Terra Drone hopes to expand out of Brisbane.