Winners at the 57th Australian Export Awards were named at a ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra.
“This year’s award winners are from the city, outback and bush, and span a range of sectors from businesses exporting designer mattresses, essential oils, aerospace parts, animation services and underwear,” said federal Trade minister Simon Birmingham at the event last night (Tuesday.)
The winner in the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials category was Marand Precision Engineering, which is the leading Australian supplier on the Joint Strike Fighter program, having delivered over $1 billion in work so far.
“Marand have been building their export revenue strongly over the last decade, with exports currently more than over 65% of sales with further opportunities identified on military programs across the Air, Land and Maritime sectors,” noted Austrade in the statement.
Other winners included Microbiogen, an engineer of yeast strains for ethanol fuels, blanket and warming systems maker Care Essentials, and high-tech, sustainable undergarment maker Modibodi.
There were 13 businesses in 13 categories. The overall winner for Australian Exporter of the Year was named as Populous, an architectural firm which has designed international venues including Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and New York’s Yankee Stadium.
Cumulatively, these businesses employ 34,000 and generate $7.8 billion in export earnings, said Austrade.
A full list can be seen below. (Source: Austrade)
Australian Exporter of the Year and Professional Services Award Winner, Populous – Brisbane (QLD)
Agribusiness, Food and Beverages Award – Essence Group, Greenwich, Sydney & Nowra (NSW)
Creative Industries Award – Rising Sun Pictures, Adelaide (SA)
E-commerce Award – Swisse Wellness, Melbourne (VIC)
Emerging Exporter Award – Koala, Alexandria, Sydney (NSW)
International Education and Training Award – The University of Adelaide, Adelaide (SA)
International Health Award – Leica Biosystems, Mount Waverley, Melbourne (VIC)
Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Award – Marand Precision Engineering, Moorabbin, Melbourne (VIC)
Minerals, Energy and Related Services Award – Microbiogen, Lane Cove, Sydney (NSW)
Regional Exporter Award – Care Essentials, Geelong North (VIC)
Small Business Award – Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils, Osborne Park, Perth (WA)
Sustainability Award – Modibodi, Balmain, Sydney (NSW)
Technology and innovation Award – Seeing Machines, Fyshwick, Canberra (ACT)
Picture: opening of Marand’s F-35A Lightning II Vertical Tail manufacturing facility last year (Twitter)
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