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Marand’s David and Tony Ellul - 2018 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll recipients

Big congratulations to Marand’s David and Tony Ellul, who were the 2018 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll recipients for Services to Industry at last night’s awards ceremony!

The Honour Roll identifies individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to manufacturing excellence in Victoria.

Tony and David have made an active contribution to Victoria, including through regular engagement across a range of government bodies and manufacturing industry associations and workshops. Marand has also recruited and trained many apprentices and graduates and continues to invest in young engineers, including by sponsoring the Monash SAE race team and Aurora Solar Car for over 10 years.

Marand designs and manufactures special purpose equipment, tooling, parts and automated production and maintenance systems for the automotive, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and rail industries.

Congratulations to Victorian SME Albins Performance Transmissions, which won the Defence category at the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

Albins designs, engineers and manufactures solutions for global high performance motorsport, automotive and defence clients that are recognised globally as being amongst the most demanding in terms of innovation, service and product performance.

The company is a key supplier into the Hawkei Light Protected Vehicle program, supplying over 20 part numbers through all the stages of development from concept, through prototype, validation and into full rate production.

Congratulations also to Able Industries Engineering, which was the runner up in the Defence category.  Able Industries is an Australian owned and operated metal fabrication business servicing the defence, industrial and commercial sectors. Able offers engineering design, high quality and precision prototype and volume production fabrication, APAS painting and component integration as a part of its “Complete Engineering Solution” for both the original equipment and through life support applications.

The annual Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards celebrate manufacturing excellence and are an opportunity to highlight innovation and the strengths of Victorian companies in manufacturing. Nominations are judged on a range of criteria indicative of best practice manufacturing, including innovation, adoption of advanced manufacturing technology, global connections, and commitment to skills development.