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Victorian Companies Honoured for Export Success

Austrade media release

9 December 2011

Two Victorian firms won awards at last night's 49th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Trade Minister, Craig Emerson, in Brisbane.

The Australian Export Awards, co-presented by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious business award programs.

Austrade State Manager for Victoria, Margaret Bounader, said the winners deserved recognition for their continued success amid global economic uncertainty.

"I congratulate all this year’s winners, in particular those from Victoria," Ms Bounader said.

"They have shown how a commitment to quality and innovation can help Victorian businesses succeed in the world's toughest markets."

The winning companies are:

Longwarry Food Park won the Agribusiness Award.

Longwarry Food Park exports milk powders and dairy-based products to Asia, Africa and the Middle East and has increased exports by 60 per cent in the past 12 months.

The company has installed innovative, energy efficient manufacturing technology and recently expanded into UHT milk production. Longwarry Food Park is based in Longwarry.

MTECH Systems won the Small Business Award.

MTECH has developed a range of advanced instruments, including a lightning strike sensor, for the niche aviation meteorology sector.

Its products have been installed in airports around the world and exports make up 98 per cent of sales. MTECH Systems is based in Braeside.

Media contact

Jim Dickins 0424 047 348; 02 93922191 jim.dickins@austrade.gov.au

49th Australian Export Awards winners

Category Winner
Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year Award Sedgman Limited (Qld)
Agribusiness Award Longwarry Food Park (VIC)
Arts and Entertainment Award Laservision (NSW)
Education and Training Award Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education, The University of Queensland (QLD)
Emerging Exporter Award Health Projects International (NSW)
Information and Communication Technology Award Codan Limited (SA)
Large Advanced Manufacturer Award Finisar Australia (NSW)
Large Services Award Aspen Medical (ACT)
Minerals and Energy Award Sedgman Limited (QLD)
Regional Exporter Award Almondco Australia (SA)
Small Business Award MTECH Systems (VIC)
Small to Medium Manufacturer Award PWR Performance Products (QLD)
Small to Medium Services Award Prism Defence (SA)
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