We’ve recently been named Australia’s best regional private business in the prestigious Business Review Weekly Awards. The award recognises our growth and our commitment to the Australian manufacturing sector.
Unlike many other aggrenoxtabs businesses, rather than moving our manufacturing offshore, we’ve spent the past three years heavily investing in our people and our facilities. We’ve transformed the company from a traditional foundry to a global provider of innovative products. Every year, 7.5 per cent of sales are invested into the research and development of new product solutions. With this work carried out by staff at our Innovation and Quality Centre in Bendigo, Victoria, we’re committed to keeping employment alive and well in regional Australia.
On top of this, we’ve spent the past few years upgrading our facilities in Bendigo, with a recent $3 million upgrade to our No. 2 Foundry and a planned $7 million upgrade about to commence on our No. 1 Foundry.
Our environmental footprint is an important focus as we move forward. Our foundry upgrades have included the installation of new environmentally friendly processes and equipment and we’re also working to become a carbon neutral manufacturer.
On the export front, we’re also working hard to grow the company, expanding to include a branch in Chile and pushing forward with an aggressive export strategy that sees us taking our products to mines around the world.
It’s a great honour to receive the award – particularly for our dedicated staff who all share the company’s commitment to keeping Australia’s manufacturing sector alive and well.