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Celebrating Australian excellence in manufacturing



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CELEBRATING AUSTRALIAN EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING

From the manufacture of soft drink dispensers to developing advanced materials for use in the Joint Strike Fighter Program, the capabilities, skills and talent of manufacturing companies from around Australia have been recognised at the 8th Annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards.

Congratulating the winners of the awards, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said the ability of Australia’s manufacturing sector to innovate, adapt and change is critical to our future prosperity and security.

“I congratulate the winners of the Endeavour Awards. They show what Australian manufacturing can achieve and how important it is to our everyday lives,” Senator Carr said.

“We have a great and proud tradition in manufacturing and I firmly believe that our companies are amongst the best in the world.

“Our ability to innovate and adjust to changes in the market continues to produce high-wage, high-skill jobs. This is a sector that employs almost one million Australians, supporting their families and contributing to the prosperity of their communities.”

From a shortlist of 99 finalists, 11 companies and two leading industry figures received the prestigious awards.

“The awards recognise leaders in different fields. For example, Longwarry Food Park, which produces milk powder for export, received the Environmental Solution of the Year Award for converting a dairy plant into energy efficient premises. The plant was shut down in 1997, but has since increased production by 300 per cent, while reducing greenhouse gases by 25 per cent and water usage by 40 per cent,” Senator Carr said.

“Quickstep Holdings won the Global Integration Award for securing a contract to supply up to $700 million worth of components to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.”

A full list of award winners is attached.

For more information on the Gillard Labor Government’s support for manufacturing visit www.innovation.gov.au. Information on the Endeavour Awards is available at www.manmonthly.com.au/awards

Media contacts: Aban Contractor, Minister's Office, 0457 989 842 Judi Zielke, Enterprise Connect, 0417 276 807

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AWARD COMPANY PROJECT NAME SPONSOR

Australian Consumer/Trade Product of the Year Award Seeley

International Climate Wizard

Phalanx Consulting Group

Global Integration Award Quickstep Holdings

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Manufacturing Program ICN

Australian Industrial Product of the Year Award Hoshizaki Lancer Ecco Heat Advanced Metal Products

Safety Scheme of the Year Award Australian Paper Maryvale

Refresher Training Toolbox 24/7 SICK

Australian Steel Innovation Award J. Smith & Sons

Smith Mk4 Hydrapede Dolly BlueScope Steel

Exporter of the Year Award Aunew Group Holdings

“One Stop Manufacturing and Export To China with Distribution Channels/Franchised Program” EFIC

Lifetime Achievement Award Major Furnace Engineering Colin North ifm efector

Environmental Solution of the Year Award

Saurin Group and Longwarry Food Park Milk Powder export Atlas Copco

Young Manufacturer of the Year Award Automation Control Systems Jason Ko Skilled

Technology Application of the Year Award

The Dulux Group & Robotic Automation

Robotic Compositing, Handling & Stocking System Siemens PLM

Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award Integra Systems Integra Systems

Enterprise Connect

Manufacturers' Monthly's 50th Anniversary ANCA ANCA NHP

Manufacturer of the Year Quickstep Holdings BlueScope Steel

AWARD COMPANY PROJECT NAME SPONSOR

Australian Consumer/Trade Product of the Year Award Seeley

International Climate Wizard Phalanx Consulting Group

Global Integration Award Quickstep Holdings

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Manufacturing Program ICN

Australian Industrial Product of the Year Award Hoshizaki Lancer Ecco Heat Advanced Metal Products

Safety Scheme of the Year Award Australian Paper Maryvale

Refresher Training Toolbox 24/7 SICK

Australian Steel Innovation Award J. Smith & Sons

Smith Mk4 Hydrapede Dolly BlueScope Steel

Exporter of the Year Award Aunew Group Holdings

“One Stop Manufacturing and Export To China with Distribution Channels/Franchised Program” EFIC

Lifetime Achievement Award Major Furnace Engineering Colin North ifm efector

Environmental Solution of the Year Award

Saurin Group and Longwarry Food Park Milk Powder export Atlas Copco

Young Manufacturer of the Year Award Automation Control Systems Jason Ko Skilled

Technology Application of the Year Award

The Dulux Group & Robotic Automation

Robotic Compositing, Handling & Stocking System Siemens PLM

Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award Integra Systems Integra Systems

Enterprise Connect

Manufacturers' Monthly's 50th Anniversary ANCA ANCA NHP

Manufacturer of the Year Quickstep Holdings BlueScope Steel