Endeavour Awards 2017 – winners announced

Anthony Kittel (l) from REDARC with Syed Shah, editor of Manufacturers’ Monthly.

Anthony Kittel (l) from REDARC with Syed Shah, editor of Manufacturers’ Monthly.

The winners of the 2017 Endeavour Awards, Australia’s premier awards program for the manufacturing sector, were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday night.

The awards come as the Australian manufacturing sector continues to recover, following several years of disappointments such as the ongoing closure of local car making. Food and beverage making, the largest manufacturing sub-sector, has played a big role in the recovery.

This year’s list of winners, many of which are of interest to food and beverage makers, follows:

Manufacturer of the Year  Proudly sponsored by Air Liquide
Winner: REDARC (pictured is Anthony Kittel from REDARC with Syed Shah, editor of Manufacturers’ Monthly)

Technology Application Award   Proudly Sponsored by Beckhoff
Winner: Solentive Software and Clipsal by Schneider Electric – Clipspec Application

Environmental Solution of the Year   Proudly Sponsored by MEGATRANS
Winner: Greenland Systems – GLX100 Orange Series

Global Supply Chain Integration of the Year   Proudly sponsored by the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC)                                                                                     Winner: REDARC

Safety Solution of the Year  Proudly sponsored by SICK                                                         Winner: United Forklift and Access Solutions – Athena 850 Bi-levelling Tracked Scissor Lift

Outstanding Start-Up Award   Proudly sponsored by CSIRO                                               Winner: YUMARR Automation

Exporter of the Year  Proudly sponsored by Australian Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)                                                                                                                                             Winner: Nufarm

Australian Industrial Product of the Year  Proudly sponsored by The ANCA Group
Winner: Enerpac – Electric Torque Wrench

Most Innovative Manufacturing Company Award Sponsor  Proudly sponsored by SEW-EURODRIVE                                                                                                                                                    Winner: REDARC