The 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Celebrating its 20th year, the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards was staged spectacularly at the Crown Palladium down by the Yarra to showcase the achievements of manufacturers across Victoria. The awards recognised the excellence of individuals and companies that have embraced new technologies, are export-focused, and drive business innovation.

AMTIL would especially like to congratulate the Members who won major awards on the night. Paul Hughes from Integra Systems accepted their Induction into the Hall of Fame (above); Pat McCluskey and Patrick Boland from ANCA, entered the Honor Roll for their Services to Industry. And then Barry Finnin from Amaero Additive Manufacturing won the Award for Small Manufacturing Business of the Year.

The Hon Ben Carroll MP, The Victorian Minister for Industry, Support and Recovery in introducing the awards with ABC’s Virginia Trioli as a very engaging MC, said that “this year’s winners and finalists showcase the strength of our manufacturing industry and are paving the way for a bright future ahead.”

“These advancements are cementing Victoria’s status as the epicentre of Australian advanced manufacturing and a destination of choice for leading companies,” he added.

This year’s Award theme, Made in Victoria, highlighted the importance of local manufacturing and the breadth of products, technology, and ideas produced in the state. There were three new categories celebrating leadership in the low carbon economy, outstanding responsiveness to COVID-19, and leadership in diversity and inclusion.


Leader in Industry 4.0 Award

Winner: Coolon


Leader in Innovative Product Development Award

Winner: Foodmach


Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships Award

Winner: Nissan Casting Australia


Leader in Workplace Skills Development Award

Winner: Integra Systems


Leader in Outstanding Responsiveness to COVID19

Winner: Planet innovation


Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

Winner: Elastomers Australia


Leader in Low Carbon Economy

Winner: NCI Packaging


Young Manufacturer of the Year

Winner: Benjamin Cheng – Eagle Lighting


Woman Manufacturer of the Year

Winner: Andrea Del Ciotto – Osteon Medical


Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business

Winner: Barry Finnin – Amaero Additive Manufacturing


Manufacturer of the Year – Medium Business

Winner: Care Essentials, Abhay Sinha


Manufacturer of the Year – Large Business

Winner: Planet Innovation, Sam Lanyon


Honour Roll, Service to Industry

Winner: Pat McCluskey and Patrick Boland, ANCA

Finalist – Peter Marks, Foodmach


Induction to the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Winner: Integra Systems, Paul Hughes.


Event Partners for the event were the IMCRC, AMTIL, the South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.



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