Hawk Measurement Systems has been congratulated by Industry and Trade Minister Jacinta Allan on receiving a commendation for its services to Small and Medium Manufacturing at the 2010 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.
Hawk Measurement Systems is Australia’s only manufacturer of level measurement technologies.
According to Ms Allan, Hawk’s proprietary technologies stood as an excellent example of Victoria’s outstanding design and advanced manufacturing capabilities. Hawk’s level measurement technologies are acknowledged as some of the most advanced solutions in industry.
Hawk has a leadership position in the world in the design, manufacture and provision of level, positioning and flow measurement systems, with exports to over 30 countries across a range of industries including mining, water, food, power stations and cement.
Commending the company, Ms Allan added that Hawk designed and produced all their products locally, while successfully competing against some of the biggest multinational firms in the US and Germany.
Hawk Measurement Systems CEO Les Richards said that with the export demand for level measurement systems growing because of the global mining boom and water crisis, Hawk is forging into emerging markets including China, India and South America.
Hawk lists Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Outotec and FLSmidth Minerals among its impressive line-up of international customers.
The Victorian manufacturing sector employs more than 300,000 people and contributes $29.5 billion to the state economy including $7 billion from exports.
Ms Allan said the Victorian Government was working with the manufacturing sector to help secure a sustainable future for manufacturing across the state.