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