AIS Water has been named as a finalist in the Australia Pacific LNG Business Transformation and ISPT Investment in Brisbane categories of the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, to be held on October 20.
AIS Water said in a statement on Friday that the development and recent opening of its $9 million anode manufacturing facility was “pivotal” to the nominations in two of the awards’ 11 categories.
AIS said its new facility was unique in the Southern Hemisphere and exports Brisbane-made anodes to the world, is one of three production facilities it runs, and allows it to make anodes for its own use and for supply to other companies.
The Australia Pacific LNG Business Transformation Award is described as acknowledging companies that have transformed themselves “through initiatives, innovation or technical achievement,” and the ISPT Investment in Brisbane Award recognises businesses that have invested in the city’s future.
“The decision to invest $9 million into building an anode production facility so soon after the upheaval and uncertainty of the Covid pandemic, was a big one for AIS Water,” said CEO Elena Gosse (pictured in the middle.)
“We had been producing anodes for our own use for some time and were aware of the growing demand for anode material internationally.”
Gosse was named Business Person of the Year at the Lord Mayor’s Awards last year.
AIS Water was a winner of the Top 10 Gold Award in @AuManufacturing’s recent Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers campaign.
Picture: Taken during AIS Water’s 30th anniversary event earlier this year (supplied)