Tonight was the awards dinner for the Endeavour Awards 2018. We are finalists in 3 categories and one of our clients, IND Technology, is a finalist for Outstanding Startup of the Year.
Endeavour Awards Ceremony 2018
On this occasion we didn’t win but our congratulations goes out to those that did. Here is the list:
Technology Application Award – SPEE3D
Environmental Solution of The Year – Fletcher International Export
Outstanding Start-up Award – Robo Helix Pty Ltd
Global Supply Chain Integration of The Year – CST Composites
Best Industrial IOT Application – SAGE
Safety Solution of The Year – BOC
Exporter of The Year – REDAR
Australian Industrial Product of The Year – Carbon Revolution
Most Innovative Manufacturing Company Award – Watkins Steel
Manufacturer of the Year – BOC
Endeavour Awards 2018 booklet
We were pleased to share the evening with Water Synergy Group whose project we executes was finalist for Environmental Solution of The Year, IND Technology who were finalist for Outstanding Start-up Award and whose product we developed for finding faults in the electrical distribution grid was finalist for Australian Industrial Product of The Year and representatives from our local council, the City of Casey. Thanks Tom and Lydia for supporting us on the night.
It is official. For the past 3 months Australian Manufacturing has grown each month. This has been confirmed by both AMTIL and Manufacturers’ Monthly.
This is in spite of weak demand in the metals sector. It is good to see some resilience showing as the manufacturing sectors diversify.
The primary data comes from the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI). This is a numerical measure of manufacturing output and numbers above 50 indicate growth and numbers below 50 indicate decline. The primary reference link is Australian Economic Indicators.
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.