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Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards are now open and close on Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

This year’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, adopting the theme of ‘Industrial Evolution’, will recognise innovative and entrepreneurial local businesses and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to Victorian manufacturing.

The winners will be announced at the Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards gala dinner to be held at the Atlantic Peninsula at Docklands on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. This superb event will provide you with the opportunity to network with your industry peers and host your clients, staff and suppliers as we celebrate excellence in Victorian manufacturing.

Information on buying tickets for the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Awards Gala Dinner coming soon.  

How do I nominate?

Nominations for the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame can be made via the online application form

View the Conditions of Entry

Awards categories

Company Awards

Company awards at this year’s event include:

  • Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business (less than 20 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Medium Business (20-200 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Large Business (over 200 employees)
  • Company Induction
  • Leader in Workforce Skills Development
  • Leader in Industry 4.0
  • Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation
  • Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships

Individual Awards

Individual awards at this year’s event include:

  • Honour Roll - Service to Industry
  • Young Manufacturer of the Year (aged 35 or under at 14 May 2019)
  • Woman Manufacturer of the Year

2018 Company award winners

The 2018 Company award winners were:

Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business (less than 20 employees) - Osteon Medical

Manufacturer of the Year – Medium Business (20 - 200 employees) - Creature Technology Co.
Manufacturer of the Year – Large Business (over 200 employees) - Bosch Australia
High Growth Sector – Construction - Entegra Signature Structures
High Growth Sector – Defence - Albins Performance Transmissions
High Growth Sector – Food and Fibre - Chobani
High Growth Sector – Medical Technology and Pharma - Leica Biosystems
High Growth Sector – New Energy Technologies - Keppel Prince Engineering
High Growth Sector – Transport - Bombardier Transportation Australia
Company Induction - Boeing Aerostructues Australia
Leader in Workforce Skills Development - PACCAR Australia
Leader in Industry 4.0 - Siemens

2018 Individual awards

The 2018 Individual award winners were:

Honour Roll – Service to Industry - David and Tony Ellul, Marand
Young Manufacturer of the Year - Vanessa Katsanevakis, Sussex Taps

Woman Manufacturer of the Year - Vanessa Kearney, Viva Energy & Jill Walsh, Actco Pickering Metal Industries

Previous Award recipients

Since its inception, the Manufacturing Hall of Fame has recognised companies and individuals across Victoria. Note that profiles of previous award recipients are as at the time of winning the award.


If you have any enquiries about the Awards, get in contact with us by phoning the hotline on 13 22 15.
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