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10 Nov 2021 by Grifco
Grifco is proud to announce that we have won the Excellence in Export and Global Supply Chains Award at the 2021 Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA)!
Having become the largest manufacturer of commercial and industrial door openers in Australia, Grifco has expanded its business overseas with exports to the USA, Singapore and the Middle East, with planned expansion into India in 2022.
Grifco has been manufacturing in Australia since 1914 and are proud to produce the highest quality commercial and residential door operators in the market. Taking this to a global level, all products have been custom designed to meet the export market requirements and international compliance standards.
HMA acknowledged Grifco’s strong strategic approach in identifying and entering new markets which has ensured a more sustainable Australian manufacturing facility. The judges shared that a standout was the collaboration with a US global leader to support Grfico’s design and manufacture of a winching application for the USA poultry market.
Chamberlain designed a winching application for the USA poultry market where we have collaborated with the largest supplier of poultry equipment in the world.
“We are so proud to have won the HMA Excellence in Export and Global Supply Chains Award. Our exports have seen a significant increase over the past few years due to our premium product quality and personalised customer service. It is always great to have this recognised and celebrated by the industry,” says Graeme Sheekey, Head of Operations at Chamberlain Group.
“Our competitive advantages are designing and manufacturing a high-quality product backed by a brand the customer can trust. Australian made products are highly respected all around the world. Grifco products don’t just offer safety, they offer innovation,” continues Graeme.
Grifco has been set apart in Australian markets by offering superior customer service. As the brand enters new markets, premium customer service continues. The Grifco team takes the time to understand what the customer needs and tailor a solution that is superior to what is offered by competitors.
Grifco also employs a Dubai-based Sales and Business Development Manager, to keep a finger on the pulse of activity in global markets. This has been critical in understanding the region’s cultural requirements, and building personal relationships with customers.
This hard work has seen notable results, and we are well on track to have increased export sales by 300% since 2017. This export increase has also made Grifco’s Australian manufacturing more stable, growing employment opportunities within the business.
The Hunter Manufacturing Awards have been running since 2005, inspiring and encouraging vibrant and enduring manufacturing in our region.
Focusing on the Hunter, Upper Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions, the HMA looks for stand-out business initiatives across 13 different award categories.
If you’d like further information about Grifco’s export practices, and other products, please visit our website or call 1800 GRIFCO (1800 474 326).