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2019 WA Industry Export Awards Winners

WA-ONLY AWARD WINNERS

WA WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Dr Martine Keenan: Epichem Dr Martine Keenan brings 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and contract research organisations to the role of CEO at Epichem. Committed to ensuring Epichem delivers high quality organic chemistry services to customers, Martine delights in leading a team of dedicated professionals focused on achieving client outcomes in a friendly and collaborative manner.
 WA EXPORTER TO ASIA AWARD  CBH Group The CBH Group is Australia’s largest co-operative and a leader in the Australian grain industry, with operations extending along the value chain from grain storage, handling, transport, marketing and processing.
C.Y. O'CONNOR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY  Oilfield Technologies Oilfield Technologies operates in the industry sectors of cement technologies  as well as production technologies servicing the needs of clients such as; Woodside Energy, INPEX, Chevron, BHP, Quadrant Energy, Beach Energy, Buru Energy, Cooper Energy, SASOL, REPSOL, Conoco Phillips, SANTOS & many more.
WA DEFENCE EXPORTER AWARD  AVI AVI develops and builds specialised industrial computers, routers and switches that provide wireless communications and interoperability for vehicles and personnel across air, land and sea. 

EXPORT AWARD WINNERS

AGRIBUSINESS AWARD Geraldton Fisherman's Cooperative

Geraldton Fisherman’s Cooperative is a collaborative business group with coastal facilities stretching from Mandurah to Kalbarri. With a home port in Geraldton, the world’s largest rock lobster export facility in Welshpool, a fleet of remotely-monitored live transport trucks and export markets in the USA, Asia and the Middle East, the Cooperative is a prime example of an inspired and innovative WA business.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AWARD Zhivago Zhivago is an Australian brand that has rapidly built a reputation for their signature fusion of impeccably tailored ready-to-wear, avant-garde separates and high octane evening wear. Launching in WA, Zhivago is now stocked in over 100 stores worldwide in countries such as USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Belgium, Morocco, Canada, Egypt, Ireland, Brazil, Croatia, Monaco, Lebanon and India.
EMERGING EXPORTER AWARD Pilbara Minerals Limited Pilbara Minerals is an Australian lithium-tantalum producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and considered within the top 200 companies in Australia. Through the development of its 100%-owned Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project, Pilbara Minerals is set to become one of the biggest lithium raw materials producers in the world.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AWARD Engineering Institute of Technology Engineering Institute of Technology is a Registered Training Provider providing training in practical engineering and technology education; from Diplomas through to Masters Degrees. The finest engineering lecturers and instructors, with extensive real engineering experience in industry, are drawn from around the world. The learning is gained through synchronous, online (Online Learning) technologies.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH Epichem Epichem was formed in 2003 to provide services in synthetic and medicinal chemistry to the drug discovery and pharmaceutical industries, with a state-of-the-art laboratory in Technology Park, Bentley and an international clientele ranging from small operations to large multinational pharmaceutical companies. Epichem's ability to excel in a highly competitive global marketplace was recognized when in 2010 it won an Australian Export Award. It has achieved this by combining a world class team of highly innovative chemists and a management committed to customer service.
MANUFACTURING AND ADVANCED MATERIALS Austal Austal is an Australian shipbuilder and global defence prime contractor which designs constructs and sustains some of the world’s most advanced commercial and defence vessels. Austal successfully balances commercial and defence projects and celebrates 31 years of success in 2019.  Austal has designed, constructed and delivered more than 300 commercial and defence vessels for more than 100 operators in 54 countries worldwide.
MINERALS,  ENERGY AND RELATED SERVICES Imdex Limited

Imdex is a leading Mining-Tech company enabling successful and cost-effective operations, from exploration to extraction for resource companies and drilling contractors. The company develops cloud-connected devices and drilling optimisation products to improve the process of identifying and extracting mineral resources globally. Imdex operates in all major mining regions of the world.  During FY19 the Company generated sales in 100 countries.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Lycopodium Lycopodium is a global engineering and project delivery group headquartered in Australia with offices in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Accra, Botswana, Toronto and Manila.  The company provides a full range of EPC and EPCM services to local and international mining and exploration companies for the evaluation, development, implementation and optimisation of minerals resources projects across precious metals, based metals, iron ore, battery metals and other mineral commodities.
REGIONAL EXPORTER AWARD Kimberley Meat Company The Kimberley Meat Company commenced its abattoir operations in late 2016 and today serves both the domestic and key international markets with beef sourced from across the northwest of WA.  In three short years KMC has developed an extensive range of supply capabilities and accreditations (including HACCP, Burger King USA, Certified Organic lines and stringent animal welfare programs) and is currently working closely with Indigenous pastoralists to develop additional supply opportunities into the domestic market as well as gaining accreditation to the fastest growing beef market in China.
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils (DSO) is a 50% Indigenous owned company producing a superior Australian sandalwood oil (Santalum spicatum) for export to the global luxury perfumer market. DSO's unique partnership champions Indigenous desert communities to sustainably harvest Australian sandalwood from their Dutjahn (sandalwood) homelands and combines this sacred sandalwood resource with partners, WA Sandalwood Plantations, younger sustainable plantation timber. This innovative partnership and production processes have been recognised by the United Nations as a world’s best practice approach with DSO being announced as a winner for the highly coveted 2019 Equator Prize, as part of the United Nations Development Programme.
SUSTAINABILITY Ocean Grown Abalone

Ocean Grown Abalone Ltd (OGA) is based in WA and operates abalone aquaculture facilities for sea-ranching in Flinders Bay, Augusta. OGA has developed a unique patented concrete reef design (ABITAT) for rearing juvenile Greenlip Abalone in the wild as nature intended, the habitat also creating sanctuary and complete ecosystem for sustaining and enhancing fish life. OGA established its prestigious brand ' Two Oceans Abalone ' in Singapore, HK, China and unlike wild abalone, quota fisheries is recognised as sustainable, having ability to supply consistent quality and size product all year round to the growing market.

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
 Qteq  

The eQnomics Group (Qteq) is a water focused technology company. Qteq designs, and manufactures high end instrumentation for quantification of water content in the sub-surface. These instruments are locally run by us as a service, but are rented to other wireline companies around the world.  Qteq is also the world’s largest installer of permanent pressure monitoring gauges. These are installed in almost every CSG well in QLD and are used to monitor the water level fluctuations caused by the CSG operations.

 WA EXPORTER OF THE YEAR Geraldton Fisherman's Cooperative  

Geraldton Fisherman’s Cooperative is a collaborative business group with coastal facilities stretching from Mandurah to Kalbarri. With a home port in Geraldton, the world’s largest rock lobster export facility in Welshpool, a fleet of remotely-monitored live transport trucks and export markets in the USA, Asia and the Middle East, the Cooperative is a prime example of an inspired and innovative WA business.

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Minister Tinley with Basil Lenzo, Board Chairman, Geraldton Fisherman’s Cooperative the WA Exporter of the Year Winner - September 2019

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