International partnership signals new era for Hickory manufacturing

The Hickory System is an Australian building technology developed, patented and owned by Hickory that offers ground-breaking prefabricated construction solutions for high-rise accommodation and hospital projects.

A new joint venture between Hickory Building Systems (HBS) and QGR United China (QGR) signals a new growth era for Hickory, taking these unique manufactured building products to international markets.

This landmark deal between a Chinese and an Australian company is allowing Hickory to establish a place as one of the world’s pre-eminent prefabricated building providers.

“This is an endorsement of Australian manufacturing – proof that in advanced manufacturing, we can be the best in the world”, Michael Argyrou, Managing Director of Hickory said.

The partnership deal was ceremonially signed during the Australian Trade Commission’s ‘Australia week in China’ in April 2014, an event attended by the Federal Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson and the Federal Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb.

Construction of the new manufacturing facility is currently underway in Henan Province, China. 

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