At Laser Central we support the community through Manufacturing, and are committed to building strong relationships. We believe that this should be true not just for our customers, but also for the community at large. Through our values, we not only creatively deliver opportunities that empower the achievement of long-lasting success; we also have a priority towards contributing to the future wellbeing of society. With this in mind, we support a wide range of innovation and education projects.
Providing work experience for school students.
Doing work experience is a great way for young people to learn about the world of work, and gain hands-on experience in a job or industry, giving them the confidence and practical skills they need to succeed in the workplace. At Laser Central, we ensure that such programs exist so that school students can discover what the metal processing industry has to offer.
University support to engineering departments.
As part of our social support, we provide laser cutting assistance to unique projects within the engineering departments at various universities. Laser Central has been involved with UQ Racing, Griffith Racing Team, QUT Motorsport and UTAS Motorsport.
Doing our part for our community and our environment
Laser Central has always felt that we have a responsibility to do our part for the environment for the sake of future generations. From supporting Team Arrow at the World Solar Challenge, to running our factory entirely on solar power, we are actively involved in supporting initiatives that help to limit negative environmental impact.
This month saw solar powered vehicles from all over the world race through the Australian desert as part of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a gruelling 3000km journey from Darwin to Adelaide across some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet. One of the teams participating in the event was TeamArrow, who are proudly supported by Laser Central.
If you’ve worked with us before, you probably know how passionate we are about supporting companies in their efforts to give back to our local community.
This year Laser Central sponsored Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE) to take part in Road Boss Rally 2019. An annual adventure style motoring event set in the heart of the Australian bush, the rally invites each participant to nominate and raise money for their charity of choice.
You might remember that earlier this year, Laser Central contributed to the build of Australia’s first ever commercial rocket to be sent into sub-orbit. We also supported UQ Space in winning the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition.
Our engagement with Australia’s budding aerospace industry has been steadily growing.
Laser Central has always been a leader in innovative thinking within the manufacturing industry, challenging norms and embracing new technology. As of October 2019, with our new factory in Darra coming online, we have officially become the largest private user of solar panels in Queensland.
Right from the first full day of operations at the new factory, when the sun is shining, Laser Central has been powered by the sun. This also makes us Australia’s only “green lasers”.