BENDIGO company Keech Australia has won the Endeavour Award for Most Innovative Company in Australia.
The 11th annual Endeavour Awards were announced at a gala ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday night.
“Keech Australia stays true to its principle of continuous innovation, finding solutions to current challenges, anticipating future needs and rolling out new products to benefit its customers worldwide,” the judges said.
Keech Australia chief executive officer Dr Herbert Hermens said the recognition was a just reward for the company's investment in innovative technologies and its focus on research and development.
“Innovation is our focus and this is reflected throughout our entire organisation,'' he said.
''Our Innovation and Quality Centre is a central hub for collaboration by our metallurgists, scientists, innovators, patternmakers and QA specialists. We've sourced this team from the world's best, and they work together developing new products to combat issues our customers experience in the field, and to continuously improve existing products and processes.
“We use sophisticated reverse engineering, additive manufacturing and digital design technology to support our mining customers. We are using the world’s most powerful 3D printer to create concept models, functional prototypes and manufacture end-use parts, and we are just about to officially launch an exciting new initiative in advanced manufacturing.”
The Manufacturers’ Monthly-led Endeavour Awards attracted record entries this year.
Keech Australia was also a finalist in the Environmental Solutions Award category, won by Longwarry Food Park.
Keech Australia produces high integrity steel castings for both national and international mining, excavating, construction, agricultural, rail transport and defence industries.