The 50th Australian Export Awards were presented at a gala event in the Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra yesterday.
Twelve companies were recognised for their exporting success in agribusiness, arts and entertainment, education and training, minerals and energy, services and manufacturing.
Trade Minister Craig Emerson hosted the export awards, saying the wide range and high calibre of the winning group reflected the depth and diversity of the Australian economy.
“In 50 years, Australia has been transformed into an open, competitive economy with close trade and investment links to Asia. As we turn our attention to the next wave of opportunity the Asian Century will bring, exporters will play a more important role than ever, ” Dr Emerson said.
“I congratulate tonight’s winners and wish them continued success in the future.”
Together, the 78 national finalists reportedly contributed $8.6 billion in export earnings to the Australian economy, employing over 27,000 people.
The 50th Awards was co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The winner of the Prime Minister’s Australian Exporter of the year for 2012 was awarded to PWR. Recognised as a world leader for high performance cooling, PWR Performance Products designs and manufactures lightweight aluminium, superior performance radiators, oil coolers and intercoolers – and exports these products all around the world..(Export Awards).
A representative of Australian Made, presented the award for the Large Advanced Manufacturer of the year to ANCA. A manufacturer of CNC tool and cutter grinders, ANCA has earned a reputation for producing ‘industry first’ technology. The company’s precision CNC tool grinding machines and CNC controls are supplied to a number of industries, including mining, automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics, food processing and general manufacturing.(Export Awards).