Wins for NSW at Australian Export Awards
1 December 2014
NSW companies took out three awards at the 52nd Australian Export Awards held in Sydney last week.
Federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said the 12 winners of the awards together generated $3.1 billion in export earnings and employed 41,000 people.
"The awards highlight international business excellence at a time when opportunities offshore have never been greater," Mr Robb said.
Turbosmart, based in Croydon, won the Small Business Export Award. The company, established in 1997, manufactures automotive engine parts and accessories for turbocharged vehicles. It has subsidiaries in California, USA and Birmingham, UK and exports to more than 50 countries across Asia, Oceania and Africa.
TTG Transportation Technology, in Sydney, won the Environmental Solutions Export Award. TTG is a train technology development company, specialising in energy optimisation software. The company has won contracts in the UK, Northern Ireland, France, New Zealand and Mauritania.
Bega Cheese, which won the Regional Exporter Award, began as a small dairy co-operative. It now manufactures and supplies consumer cheese, infant formulas, nutritionals and cream cheese to more than 50 countries. Export sales to China increased by 37 per cent in 2013-14.
The Exporter of the Year Award was won by GP Graders from Victoria.
Mr Robb said Australia this year had secured Free Trade Agreements with its three largest export markets – China, Japan and Korea.
"This gives Australia unparalleled access to the world's most exciting and dynamic region," Mr Robb said.
"These three agreements account for 61 per cent of our goods exports and 19 per cent of our services trade. The opportunities created by this trifecta of agreements herald the start of an exciting era of growth for our home-grown businesses in a variety of sectors – from food production to manufacturing, mining, tourism and everything in between."