Home grown manufacturers are being encouraged to nominate for the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.
Nominations are now open with this year marking the return of the Awards for the first time since 2019 and also the 20th anniversary of the Awards.
The awards recognise the achievements of exceptional manufacturers across the state and acknowledge the key role manufacturing plays in Victoria.
Manufacturing in Victoria supports more than 260,000 jobs and contributes close to $30.6 billion to the local economy each year.
‘Making it in Victoria’ is the theme for this year’s awards, which highlights the importance of local manufacturing and the breadth of products, machinery and equipment produced in the state.
Established in 2001, the Hall of Fame Awards recognise individuals and companies that embrace new technologies and techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation.
Nominees will be recognised across 14 categories including ‘Young Manufacturer of the Year’, ‘Woman Manufacturer of the Year’ and ‘Leader in Industry 4.0’.
Three new categories will be introduced this year, celebrating adaptability in the industry, ‘Leader in low carbon economy’, ‘Outstanding responsiveness to COVID-19’ and ‘Leader in diversity and inclusion’.
Nominations for the awards close on Tuesday 31 May and winners will be announced at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on Tuesday 26 July at Crown Palladium.
Photo: 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame inductee & Leader in Innovative Product Development & Commercialisation category winner, Air Radiators