A Class Metal Finishers Pty Ltd of Lonsdale South Australia is a finalist in the 2007 Telstra Business Awards (Panasonic Australia Business Award category).
A Class Metal Finishers supply high quality metal finishing services to manufacturers around Australia.
Metal Finishing includes metal polishing and electroplating as well as many other treatments.
Although the metals manufacturing sector around Australia is coming under increasing pressure to compete with global supply chains, A Class Metal Finishers are well placed to further diversify into specialised niches such as Defence industry, mining or medical products.
Based on its ability to provide customised, high quality solutions to manufacturers across a range of industries and product types, A Class Metal Finishers have successfully grown where others in their industry have diminished in size (or even disappeared altogether).
“One minute we might be developing special techniques to polish an amplifier surround or an alloy wheel, the next we could be working on chrome plated furniture or lighting components”, says Managing Director, Amanda Wood.
“It is a challenging industry but that is probably what makes it so enjoyable for us.
“A Class Metal Finishers Pty Ltd (owned an operated by the Wood family) was established in 1989 as a three person “micro-business” and has expanded, with market demand, to as many as 70 people at times.
“We are all about service – we move with our customers’ needs which are of course linked to their respective market demands. We have proven our ability to adapt well and maintain extremely high levels of customer satisfaction” says Wood.
“We know we have worked hard to be an innovative and sustainable company and that we do a great job for our customers. If we win the award it will be a huge thrill and a great ‘pat on the back’ for our efforts but there are many contributors to success.
"Our customers, staff and suppliers have all played a role. We won’t get too hung up on the idea of winning for now!”
The Telstra Awards recognise the contributions of outstanding Australian small to medium business operators.