Oct. 25, 2011
Two Victorian Government Ministers today congratulated Ecotech of Knoxfield for receiving the Victorian Export Award for Innovation Excellence at the 2011 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.
Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, Richard Dalla-Riva and Victorian Treasurer and Member for Scoresby, Kim Wells, also welcomed Ecotech’s commendation in the Small to Medium Manufacturers’ category, further highlighting the company’s global export success.
Ecotech’s international sales manager, James Agius, said the company was proud to have been recognised for such prestigious awards which reflected the work of Ecotech’s staff.“
The award and recognition by the Victorian Government will assist in our efforts to project to new markets, particularly with governments abroad, which may not be as familiar with our products and emerging international reputation for innovation and reliability,” Mr Agius said.
Mr Wells praised the determination and intelligent approach used by Ecotech, which carved a niche for itself in the competitive world of clean tech solutions and environmental monitoring by focusing on the gaps and high profit sectors in global markets.
Mr Agius said the company developed a strategy that aligned the entire company to key geographical markets and niche markets while being in the face of fierce international competition.
“The end result was a year of record sales and exports that exceeded $10 million for the first time ever,’’ Mr Agius said.
Mr Dalla-Riva said Ecotech will now be entered into the 49th Australian Export Awards, to be presented in Brisbane on Thursday 8 December 2011.
“I wish Ecotech every success at the national awards, and hope they are able to explore new doors that can further grow the export potential of this increasingly global player,”Mr Dalla-Riva said.