By Angela Beggs

Geoff Bell, Company Chairman, A.W. Bell and his wife Yvonne Bell at the Hall of Fame Gala event

Geoff Bell, Company Chairman, AW Bell and his wife Yvonne Bell at the Hall of Fame Gala event.

Victorian metal casting company AW Bell has taken out this year’s Manufacturer of the Year Award for a medium sized business.

A Victorian Government initiative, the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards salute excellence in manufacturing.

Located in Dandenong, Victoria, AW Bell is a family owned and operated Australian small to medium enterprise (SME). They have been servicing Aussie manufacturers for more than 50 years with complex metal parts for demanding applications in areas such as defence, automotive and even biomedical.

In 2010 AW Bell partnered with CSIRO and brought on our materials expert, Dr Roger Lumley, with support from Enterprise Connect’s Researchers in Business program.

As a result of the company’s involvement in the Researchers in Business program, and the work performed throughout Roger’s placement, AW Bell are now the preferred supplier to a major international company within the aerospace industry.

But the casting business didn’t just stop at one award, they also had a staff member recognised as the Young Manufacturer of the Year –  Steve Murtagh.

So congratulations are in order for AW Bell for their innovation in manufacturing; quality management; sustainable practices; export record and enabling technologies.

We salute excellence in manufacturing!

For more information visit the Awards website.