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Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame are now open

Outstanding manufacturing businesses and individuals are urged to nominate for the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

With the theme “Advancing Victorian Manufacturing”, the 2018 awards will highlight innovation and the strengths of Victorian companies in advanced manufacturing. The awards will also recognise achievements by women in manufacturing, the use of digital technologies in manufacturing, and the development of workplace skills. 

The nominations will be judged across a range of criteria indicative of best practice manufacturing, including innovation, adoption of advanced manufacturing technology, global connections, and commitment to skills development.

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

Categories available for nomination – Company*


Manufacturer of the year – small business with less than 20 employees
Manufacturer of the year – medium business with 20 - 200 employees
Manufacturer of the year – large business with over 200 employees
High growth sector – Construction
High growth sector – Defence
High growth sector – Food and Fibre
High growth sector – Medical Technology and Pharma
High growth sector – New Energy Technologies
High growth sector – Transport
Company induction
Leader in Workforce Skills Development
Leader in Industry 4.0 

Categories available for nomination – Individual*


Honour Roll – Service to Industry
Young Manufacturer of the Year
Woman Manufacturer of the Year

How to Apply

Nominations are open now and will close on the 7th of March 2018.

Submissions can be made via the online forms below. You can nominate a company or individual for more than one category, subject to the terms and conditions.

Nominate a company here

Nominate an individual here 

Eligibility

Companies:

  1. All companies nominated for Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame recognition must have a manufacturing plant located in Victoria and/or demonstrate specialist services directly connected to Victoria's manufacturing industry.
  2. Organisations that have been recognised by the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame in the past 3 years are ineligible to apply. 
  3. Nominations for the Manufacturer of the Year awards and the High Growth Sector awards will only be accepted from:
    • incorporated Australian industry associations
    • companies that wish to nominate themselves (however they will be required to provide a reference from another entity such as a major client, industry association or union and they must make the declaration required on the front of this form)
    • other industry entities approved by the Minister.
  4. Manufacturers who have won industry association or other recognised awards but whose goods are produced entirely in other Australian states or internationally are ineligible for recognition in the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Individuals:

  1. Individuals nominated for Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Young Manufacturer of the Year must have demonstrated experience, achievement and commitment within Victoria in a manufacturing plant or a specialist design service provider to the Victorian manufacturing industry, or as a service provider to the Victorian manufacturing industry including contributions to industry associations.
  2. Nominees must be ages under 35 years at the time of the award ceremony to be eligible for the Young Manufacturer of the Year Award.
    • incorporated Australian industry associations
    • companies that wish to nominate employees. These companies must provide a reference from another entity such as a major client, industry association or union and they must make the declaration required in the nomination form.  
    • other industry entities approved by the Minister.
  3. Nominations for individuals for the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Young Manufacturer of the Year Award will only be accepted from: 
  4. Achievements can relate to any facet of manufacturing, for example marketing, work safety, design, technology, supply chain management etc. 

Read the full Terms and Conditions here

Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2018 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The winners will be announced at the Victorian Hall of Fame Gala Dinner held at the Crown Palladium on Monday the 28th of May 2018.

Tickets will be available soon, so keep watching this space.

2017 Award winners

With the theme of Growing Advanced Manufacturing, last year's awards recognised outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals who uphold a high standard of excellence in Victorian manufacturing.


View all 2017 winners' videos here

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.

2017 award recipients

Honour Roll

*    Philip Leslie, Technical Lead, GlaxoSmithKline

Young Manufacturer of the Year

*    Anne Koopmann, Head of Quality and LEAN Australia, Bombardier Transportation 

Manufacturer of the Year

*    Manufacturer of the Year: Small Business – Paarhammer
*    Manufacturer of the Year: Medium Business – Major Furnace Australia
*    Manufacturer of the Year: Large Business – Sutton Tools

Company Inductions

*    Sutton Tools
*    Warren & Brown Technologies

Growth Sector Awards

*    Defence, Transport and Construction Technologies - Impresa House
*    New Energy Technologies - Setec
*    Food and Fibre – Procal Dairies
*    Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals - IDT Australia

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