Manufacturer of the Year - AUSTUBE MILLS
Sponsored by Downer
2014 Major Sponsor, Downer, awarded the prestigious award of Manufacturer of the Year to Austube Mills.
In August this year, Austube Mills celebrated their 80th year of manufacturing in the Region and the winning of the Manufacturer of the Year Award cemented their value and presence as a great, long-standing manufacturer.
Austube Mills was the first company to make steel tube in Australia and has been manufacturing in the Hunter since the 1930’s.
The judging panel said, “Despite extremely difficult market conditions Austube has maintained its market leadership in Australia. It has achieved this through a passion for quality, with its diverse range of products third party certified to the highest AUS/NZ standards, and a strong focus on understanding and helping their customers.
“Continuous improvement is core business at Austube with an extensive, systematic approach in place to encourage and support all employees to participate in improving quality and productivity.
“The leadership team at Austube also appreciate the important role business plays in building a strong community and encourages and supports a diverse range of charitable and sporting organisations throughout the region.
“Austube Mills has shown that success can be achieved in the hardest of times through a clear vision and strategy, developed and driven by a strong leadership, supported by a great team who turn up every day and give their best.”