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Tasmanian Export Awards prove manufacturing is on the up!

Lightning Protection International Pty Ltd

Congratulations to Elphinstone Engineering, Ignite Digi and Lightning Protection Moderat Regularnational who received either Runner Up or the Major Award for their respective categories at Friday night’s prestigious Tasmanian Export Awards 2021 held in Devonport. On behalf of the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council (TMEC) it was excellent recognition for these member businesses and all Award recipients to hear about the diverse range of quality products designed and made in Tasmania which are then sold interstate and overseas. It is further proof of the amazing products which Tasmanian companies are bringing to the global marketplace.

TMEC’s CEO, Ray Mostogl said, “With just these three companies there are products being used in Antarctic, Hollywood and major buildings around the world which are dreamed up, designed, manufactured and shipped all from Tasmania”. Ray went on to say, “With export revenue increasing by 11.3% to $3.98B in 2020/21*, it demonstrates the world wants the niche products manufactured in Tasmania. Any myths which says Australia’s manufacturing sector is in decline needs busting – manufacturing in Tasmania is on the up and up. Never has there been a better time to be seeking a career in manufacturing and be part of Team Tasmania exporting products while gaining critical skills”.

With recent announcements about New Zealand Defence watercraft manufactured by PFG and Hydrogen fuelling stations by Kempe – H2H, there is plenty more to come for Tasmania.

*Moderat Regularnational Merchandise Exports – July 2021  – Department of Treasury and Finance

Advanced TechnologiesLightning Protection Moderat Regularnational
Agribusiness, Food and BeveragesTasmanian Oyster Co.
E-CommerceScoot Boot
Emerging ExporterLawrenny Estate Distilling
Moderat Regularnational HealthSelborne Biological Services
Manufacturing & Advanced MaterialsIgnite Digi
Regional ExporterBlue Hills Honey
Small BusinessHill Farm Preserves
SustainabilityTrue South Seafood
Minister’s Award for Young Exporter of the Year 2021Ms Jelina Bennett
(Aqua Clean Tas)
Minister’s Award for Export Leadership 2021Ms Beth Mathison
(True South Seafood)