Manufacturing Champions To Take Centre Stage

Victoria’s manufacturing businesses and individuals will vie for leading industry awards next week.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the finalists for the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards, which recognise the excellence of Victorian companies across the manufacturing industry.

This year’s event will feature a new Woman Manufacturer of the Year award, and two new company awards to recognise leaders in Industry 4.0 and Workforce Development.

The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame finalists are:

  • Able Industries Engineering (Kingsville)
  • Actco-Pickering (Dandenong South)
  • Albins Performance Transmissions (Ballarat)
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service (West Melbourne)
  • Bendigo Tramways (Bendigo)
  • Boeing Aerostructures Australia (Port Melbourne)
  • Bombardier Transportation Australia (Dandenong South)
  • Bosch Australia (Clayton)
  • Chobani (Dandenong South)
  • Creature Technology (Port Melbourne)
  • Della Rosa (Campbellfield)
  • Entegra Signature Structures (Swan Hill)
  • Keppel Prince (Portland)
  • Leica Biosystems (Mount Waverley)
  • Marand (Moorabbin)
  • Osteon Medical (Clayton)
  • PACCAR Australia (Bayswater)
  • Selectronic Australia (Chirnside Park)
  • Siemens (Bayswater)
  • Smallaire (Horsham)
  • Sussex Taps (Somerton)
  • Swanbuild (Swan Hill)
  • Viva Energy (Geelong)

The winners will be announced at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, to be held on 28 May at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium.

The Labor Government’s $120 million investment in manufacturing has created more than 5,000 jobs for Victorians and is driving $1.4 billion in private investment from manufacturers.

Manufacturing in Victoria continues to go from strength to strength with the Australian Industry Group’s Manufacturing Index showing we’ve recorded 15 months of consecutive growth – the longest run since 2001.

For more information, visit victorianchamber.com.au/events.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“These awards are an opportunity to recognise the leading businesses and individuals in our manufacturing industry – we wish the finalists all the best on the night.”

“We will continue to back Victorian manufacturers so they can continue to compete, innovate, create jobs and boost our economy.”

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