The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull visited the headquarters and factory of Australian Innovative Systems (AIS) in Brisbane in May, touring the facilities and meeting some of the 40-plus staff before enjoying morning tea.
He said that innovators like AIS are at the heart of Australia’s economic future, praising their commitment, courage and determination.
“This is what innovation enterprise is all about!”
Gosse welcomes tax cuts
AIS CEO Elena Gosse welcomed the PM, saying that the Federal Government’s recent announcement regarding future company tax cuts would help her company 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,” she says.
“Ultimately any savings to the bottom line will allow us to continue to innovate, expand and create more jobs.”
Gosse 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 Prime Minister 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.
Gosse says it was a privilege to host the Prime Minister and the visit was a welcome recognition of the importance of Australian ingenuity, innovation and manufacturing to our economy and community.