Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards 2014 Winners Announced

Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards 2014

Last night we attended the Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards gala dinner at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney as finalists in the Technology application of the Year category.

 

We didn’t win this year but we also didn’t know what each of our competitors had submitted until the dinner. I was very impressed.

 

Successful Endeavours - Technology Application of the Year - finalist

Technology Application of the Year – finalist – Successful Endeavours

The winner for Technology Application of the Year was Micreo for their patented microwave communications tuning technology which reduces the time and cost to tune a new microwave communications device allowing to compete internationally with a high Australian Dollar. Very well deserved.

 

The overall winner was Marand Precision Engineering who have transitioned their business away from dependency on the automotive industry and recently secured production orders for the F35 Joint Strike Fighter vertical fins.

 

And personal favourite as a musician was RODE Microphones win as Exporter of the Year.

 

It was a great night celebrating success within Australian manufacturing.

 

Here is what we went up against:

 

Technology Application of the Year - Finalists 2014

Technology Application of the Year – Finalists 2014

We’ll be back next year.

 

Here are the winners from each category this year, courtesy of the Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards Winners 2014.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2014 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd

Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards Finalists 2014

Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards 2014

I recently spotlighted the Endeavour Awards which are held on the first evening of National Manufacturing Week. This is where we celebrate manufacturing success stories each year. What I didn’t mention at the time was that we had entered this year for the first time.

 

The awards are run by Manufacturers’ Monthly who also select the categories, finalists and ultimately the winners. They were first held in 2007. We have already been asked a few times if they were named after us. And the answer is that this is a pure coincidence. So a nice synchronicity but no relation.

 

Technology Application of the Year

We have just received the news that we are finalists in the category of Technology Application of the Year. The technology we put forward was our Production Test Technology that allows us to put in place product test end of line equipment at as little as 5% of the cost of other approaches that are more commonly used. This is one way we help Australian Electronics Manufacturers to be able to have a cost competitive product that is still Made in Australia.

 

Endeavour Awards Finalist 2014

Endeavour Awards Finalist 2014

We were already going to National Manufacturing Week to support Casey Cardinia Region who are exhibiting this year. We are exhibiting with them.

 

Casey Cardinia Region

Casey Cardinia Region

The full list of finalists is available at Endeavour Awards 2014 Finalists. There were a record 138 entries this year.

 

We won’t know the final outcome until 13th May 2014 when the Endeavour Awards Presentation Dinner is held at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. Either way we already feel like winners.

 

Wish us luck.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2014 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.