The ARM Hub is an agile technology centre in robotics, artificial intelligence and design-led manufacturing. We accelerate industry’s digital transformation.

Headquartered in Brisbane, the ARM Hub provides access to the most tightly woven network of research institutions, facilities and smart commercial companies across Australia.

Uniquely positioned to service all major industries, we are geographically centred in the fast-growing South-East Asia region without sovereign risk, and with access to global supply chains, a highly skilled global workforce and quality universities.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recognised Queensland as a global Advanced Manufacturing Hub, connecting an international network of advanced manufacturers with the state’s regional innovators.

Queensland’s regional manufacturing hubs in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mackay and Gold Coast, are supporting the enhancement of manufacturing processes to a new level by introducing customised and flexible production technologies.

Manufacturers can connect with the ARM Hub through the regional hubs to access cutting-edge artificial intelligence applications, advanced robotics, the Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, new materials, skills development, and industry knowledge and connections.

Connecting businesses to experts

The ARM Hub is a not-for-profit with a mission to accelerate industry’s uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies. We provide the skills and resources needed to scale-up and prove-out high value manufacturing technologies.

The Hub offers space with the facilities and expertise to enable businesses and experts to collaboratively solve key problems and develop new products and services on a commercial scale.

Whether your business needs high-value artificial intelligence applications, collaborative robotics for mass-customisation or design solutions to meet your workforce needs,
the ARM Hub is here to help.

Industries engaged








Resource Recovery

Australia’s robotics industry

ARM Hub’s Mission


Take Australian made to the world, using Australia’s reputation for high-value manufacturing and robotics


Drive economic growth through new ways of doing business, especially for small and medium enterprises


Lower technical, operational and economic barriers to the adoption of Industry 4.0


Help industry prepare for the future and employ more Australians

ARM Hub Maker Space

The Maker Space is where the ARM Hub’s tenants, partners and experts can share equipment, tools and knowledge while working on projects. It provides a workshop space for people to explore, invent, build and collaborate in a shared, open working environment.

Maker Space sponsor benefits:

  • Be an influential and strategic member of the first advanced robotics and manufacturing platform in Australia.
  • Participate in an open innovation marketplace, delivering faster and more effective work outcomes than a company can do in isolation
  • Gain a footprint into Queensland, at Brisbane’s manufacturing and robotics precinct
  • Secure a relationship with Governments, research institutions and key industry bodies
  • Access cost-effective, flexible and scalable R&D expertise and projects from Australia’s leading research institutions
  • Collaborate with dynamic SMEs, scale-ups and start-ups
  • Gain access to the latest cutting-edge technologies
  • Link to commercialisation opportunities for new technologies and projects
  • Take a step towards geographic diversification of manufacturing
  • Inspire a positive, dynamic and energetic working atmosphere

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ARM Hub Precinct

Headquartered in the suburb of Northgate in Brisbane, the ARM Hub provides state-of-the-art space for member collaboration, commercialisation, workforce training and more. The precinct is home to the ARM Hub Learning Factory and UAP – a world-leading manufacturer of creative work for the public realm.

At the ARM Hub Learning Factory there are robotics companies, manufacturers, equipment providers, OEMs, scale-ups, start-ups, researchers, scientists, designers, engineers and entrepreneurs.

At UAP there are pattern makers, cross reality designers, robotics technicians, foundry workers, sheet metal workers, welders, project managers, architects, artists, curators and others involved in the fabrication of creative works.

Northgate has a rich manufacturing and industrial heritage, with a number of businesses in the area operating for over 50 years, including the Golden Circle cannery which has been a fixture since 1947.

The ARM Hub site was previously the manufacturing base for the Sachs family-owned companies.

Originally National Nails Pty Ltd and later Hi Tensile, which developed and manufactured the legendary Lightning Fence Dropper, a mainstay Australia-wide for rural wire and post fencing, selling more than a million units each year.