Spotlight on manufacturing pioneers

Published: 10 May 2017

Outstanding Victorian businesses and individuals took the centre stage at the 2017 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards last night.

Adopting the theme of Growing Advanced Manufacturing, the awards highlight the opportunities for innovation in Victorian manufacturing.

Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan with the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame award winners.
Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan with the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame award winners

Among the evening's winners: 

Philip Leslie, from GlaxoSmithKline in Boronia, was announced as this year's Honouree, while the Young Manufacturer of the Year prize was awarded to Anne Koopmann from Bombardier Transportation.

The following companies were also recognised for their excellence in some of Victoria's key growth sectors:

Victoria is the nation's manufacturing state. The industry contributes around $26 billion to the Victorian economy each year and employs more than 270,000 people.

For more information about this year's awards, visit the Business Victoria website.

Learn more about the winners by viewing the videos