HIGH-tech designer and manufacturer of telecommunications infrastructure solutions, Krone Australia , has won the inaugural Telstra Vendor of the Year award in the category of Australian Regional Supplier.
The Telstra Vendor of the Year awards champion excellence and reward the outstanding efforts of Telstra's suppliers in the continuing support of Telstra's business objectives.
The 2002 Australian Regional Supplier of the year award focuses on Australian-owned suppliers and/or suppliers with a large presence in Australia, servicing a Telstra requirement on competitive terms. Hundreds of submissions were received.
The award tops off a successful year for Krone Australia. Besides receiving an Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA) award for 'Excellence through Smart Manufacturing', it officially opened a world-class manufacturing facility for enhanced fibre optic cable at its Berkeley Vale headquarters.
In November, 2002, the company released the Highband 25 - the world's first 25 pair disconnect module. Also, Krone Australia joined forces with Gerard Industries to launch the Clipsal Quick Connect range of power outlets, which utilises the unique, patented LSA-PLUS contact principle.