Agilent Technologies Australia won two of the six AEEMA Awards for Excellence 2002, at the Association’s recent gala event held in Sydney. The Awards were presented by the Honourable John Howard MP, Prime Minister of Australia.
The Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA) Excellence Awards are a prestigious event on the manufacturing industry calendar, and celebrate AEEMA members' achievements. Agilent won the prize for “Excellence in Innovation”—judged across all five categories and sponsored by RBI’s New Scientist magazine—and was a joint winner of the “Excellence in Commercialising R&D” together with Clipsal Integrated Systems.
“Being recognised among such an outstanding group of companies is a wonderful achievement that would not have been possible without the drive and innovation of our staff,” enthused Bill Wood, MD of Agilent Technologies Australia and general manager of Agilent’s Advanced Networks Division. “We are proud that our ‘Australian made’ component is not just manufacturing but also the R&D that goes into creating these products –basically, we export brain power. And we’re doing it very well: Australian designs are leading the world in this very competitive high-tech area,” he concluded.
In the other categories, Preformed Line Products won the award for “Excellence in Exporting, with Moonlighting Australasia taking the prize for “Excellence in Energy Efficiency”. Fisher & Paykel Appliances won the award for “Excellence in Product Stewardship”, while Krone won the award for “Global Excellence through Smart Manufacturing.