Outstanding calibre of export award finalists

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Outstanding calibre of export award finalists Source: EMA — The array of finalists in the 2017 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards shows the exporting sector is in good heart. From start up to some of the countrys most well-known companies the …Outstanding calibre of export award finalists
Source: EMA

The array of finalists in the 2017 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards shows the exporting sector is in good heart.
From start up to some of the country’s most well-known companies the judges have been impressed with the calibre of finalists fighting it out for the top award in each category.
Overall, there are 25 finalists in seven categories (see below) from Auckland, Waikato and Northland.
“At ExportNZ we’re all about exporters helping exporters. Therefore the awards are a time when we take stock and celebrate the success of our peers and acknowledge the peaks and troughs they have traversed to get there,” says Catherine Lye, Regional Manager of ExportNZ Auckland, Waikato & Bay of Plenty.
We have a diverse range of finalists, from emerging to established sectors, from small to large companies, and I’m delighted with the calibre of finalists we have in this year’s awards,” she says.
For the year ended June 2016 exports of goods and services accounted for 28% (NZ$70.9 billion) of New Zealand’s GDP. The goal is to build this to 40% by 2025.
ExportNZ Auckland and Waikato are divisions of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. The 2017 awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday, June 29 at Sky City Convention Centre.
Finalists for Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2017 are:
1.Westpac Exporter of the Year (export revenue over $25million)
– Fonterra – is a global leader in dairy nutrition; the preferred supplier of dairy ingredients to many of the world’s leading food companies. It’s also a market leader with its own consumer and foodservice dairy brands across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. Fonterra is growing value for its shareholders by converting more of its farmers’ milk into higher value foodservice products for customers and consumers around the world.
– Milk New Zealand Dairy – Milk New Zealand Dairy looks after the export of the Milk New Zealand Group. The company strategy is to build a business supplying consumer products by using its assets and through collaboration with suitable partners. It is committed to continually improving the quality and reputation of high value added New Zealand dairy products to the world.
– New Zealand New Milk – is a consumer ready infant formula manufacturer. It started as a three person team in 2011, and six years lateremploys 120 staff worldwide producing more than eight million units of consumer ready dairy powders for the Chinese, Australian and United States markets.
2.Ports of Auckland Exporter of the Year (export revenue $10million – $25million)
– ABE’s Real Bagels – began life as a café bringing authentic bagels to Auckland’s CBD, it soon established a loyal following and began providing fresh bagels to supermarket chains nationally. It classes Australia as its largest and most important export market. Australians love ABE’S bagels as much as the Kiwis, and it now sells bagels and bagel crisps across Woolworths, Coles, Costco and IGA stores.
– Endeavour Consumer Health – Red Seal is a market leader in supplements, speciality teas and natural toothpastes in New Zealand. It has leveraged that leadership to grow export businesses in China, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and the Pacific Islands.
– Mastip Technology – is a pioneer of the global plastics hot runner industry. It has an estimated worth of $2.6 billion dollars annually and is trusted to deliver and support solutions for customers globally in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries in USA, China and Europe. Mastip’s thermally optimised hot runners and components enable its customers to deliver to their customers the highest quality plastic components and products to consumers for the lowest cost in segments ranging from medical, electrical and appliances through to electronics and automotive.
3.Services Exporter of the Year (export revenue over $10million)
– Cognition Education Group – is a leading global provider of education consultancy services, professional development, school management, media and publishing. The team works across six brands and seven international offices, delivering services in more than 20 countries. The team believes the science of learning should create a positive educational impact.
– Hobbiton Movie Set – is an essential stop on the itinerary for all visitors travelling through New Zealand. Visitors are able to immerse themselves in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies
– Serko – is Australasia’s leading online travel booking and expense management solution provider. More than three million people across 25 countries have access to its technology, and more than 6000 companies in Australasia alone, rely on Serko to help them cut the cost of corporate travel and automate expense reconciliation.
– WhereScape – a Kiwi-built global success story in data warehouse automation software. It helps organisations turn data into value faster, through the power of automation. Its first customer was Fonterra, then known as the Dairy Board, and which is still a customer today. It has thousands of customers globally including Nike, Tesco, Volkswagen and McDonalds. WhereScape partners with the world’s best to deliver great business intelligence for customers.
4.BDO Exporter of the Year (export revenue $5million – $10million)
– Oob Foods – proudly founded, owned and operated in New Zealand since 2000. Oob organic produces premium certified organic frozen fruit, fresh blueberries and ice cream. Having built great success in the Australasian market, the company now supplies three countries in the affluent Asian market, with New Zealand playing a major role as the hub for innovation.
– PowerShield – specialises in the design and manufacture of permanent battery monitoring systems and services for critical applications – data centres, financial services, defence, oil, gas and so forth. This provides risk management against power failure while identifying weaknesses early to ensure integrity and maximise the life of the batteries
5.DHL Exporter of the Year (export revenue $1million – $5million)
– ENZO Nutraceuticals – manufactures an extract from Pinus radiata bark. The product is called Enzogenol and is exported to more than 14 countries. Enzo has invested in human clinical trials which show that Enzogenol is fantastic for brain health. The product is used in beverages and health supplements.
– Helix Flight Manufacturing Machines – manufactures sectional helix forming machines. The true form sectional helices produced in its machines are used in the production of augers, screw conveyors, agitators, and many other screw flighted products. Its world leading technology “Manufacturing Machinery” and “Design Software” enables the flexible design and manufacture of highly accurate flights.
– Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry (NZ) – was established in 2014. The main business is thoroughbred racing, breeding and horse exportation. Rider horse NZ has nearly 30 racehorses and 100 breeding horses. 1100 horses have been exported to China from New Zealand by Rider horse NZ since 2012.
– Olivado – produces and markets a wide range of quality culinary oils globally. Based in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Olivado produces Extra Virgin Avocado oil from fresh fruit sourced in Northland and the Bay of Plenty. Olivado also has a production plant in Kenya producing Certified Organic Fair Trade Avocado oil sourced from 1800 local farmers. Olivado operates in the UK, Europe and the USA through solely owned subsidiaries and aims to supply direct to the main supermarkets and retail channels in each market. It exports to 33 countries Olivado.
– Pollen Group – is one of the fastest-growing furniture and innovation groups in the country. The group is comprised of three New Zealand design and research-led brands – IQ Commercial, Fletcher Systems and Essenze. The multi-award-winning company believes in supporting an enhanced life through original thought and design. Research, design and innovation are used to create powerful, cutting-edge solutions that enhance products, spaces and life. All products are proudly New Zealand designed and made, and are sold globally to markets including the United States, Australia, China and Middle East.
– Savar – is an ultra-premium New Zealand natural skincare company. Each product is divinely fragranced and beautifully formulated to work together for maximum benefit and enriched with unique New Zealand plant extracts and oils. All of Savar’s products are manufactured in a GMP certified laboratory.
6.Endace Services Exporter of the Year (export revenue $1million – $10million)
– Company-X – is a creative software specialist and wants to hear about business challenges so it can help solve them. Its analysts and developers love creating software designed to solve specific business problems.
– HealthLink – World class health-system integrator HealthLink, offers online tools for the secure and private exchange of accurate, clinical information, empowering providers to work efficiently and focus on patient care. For 13,500 clients, sending 100 million messages annually across NZ and Australia, HealthLink’s certainty in care is all about what matters most.
– Straker Translations – is one of the world’s leading translation agencies. Ranked in the top 60 of more than 27,000 global vendors in an industry valued at US$40b, it is also one of the fastest growing. Straker Translations is changing the way the world translates content by disrupting traditional translation supply chains using its advanced translation technology platform (RAY). It offers fast, accurate and easy-to-manage multilingual solutions to more than 10,000 customers around the world and in more than 80 languages.
7.Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Use of Commercialisation for Export
– Abodo Wood – crafts timbers with lasting beauty that are safe for people and the environment. Its range includes decking, cladding and architectural exterior timbers. Abodo products are created from FSC certified New Zealand plantation forests and exported around the world.
– Invenco – is a leading global provider of self-service payment solutions with a range of products including outdoor payment terminals, electronic payment servers, forecourt controllers and cloud services. Founded by Sir Peter Maire, it is headquartered in New Zealand with offices in Malaysia, the USA and United Kingdom.
– LIC – is a farmer-owned co-operative that provides a range of services and solutions to improve the productivity and prosperity of its farmers. With origins dating back to 1909, LIC has a long history of providing world-leading innovations for the dairy industry, many of which provide today’s farmers with their competitive edge on the world stage.
– Pollen Group (as above)
8.Supreme Winner (selected from the winners of award categories 2-5)
9.Fairfax Media Exporters Champion (for exemplary services to export)

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