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.
Among the evening's winners:
- Sutton Tools in Thomastown - named Large Manufacturer of the Year,
- Major Furnace Australia in Clayton South - named Medium Manufacturer of the Year
- Paarhammer in Ballan - named Small Manufacturer of the Year.
The following companies were also recognised for their excellence in some of Victoria's key growth sectors:
- Defence, transport and construction technologies – Impresa House Pty Ltd
- New energy technologies – Setec Pty Ltd
- Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals – IDT Australia Limited
- Food and fibre – Procal Dairies Pty Ltd
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.