ASSDA announces winners of the 2018 Australian Industry Stainless Steel Supplier and Fabricator Awards
The second Australian Industry Stainless Steel Supplier and Fabricator Awards was held on 3 October 2018 as part of ASSDA’s annual PacRim Stainless conference.
Three individual prestigious awards voted on by the industry were presented at the conference Gala Dinner, including ASSDA Flat Product Supplier of the Year, ASSDA Long Product Supplier of the Year, and ASSDA Fabricator Project of the Year.
Both the ASSDA Flat Product Supplier of the Year and ASSDA Long Product Supplier of the Year Awards recognises excellence in supply performance, and the selection of each winner is based on the following criteria: Quality; Delivery and service; Responsiveness and flexibility, and; Competitiveness.
The 2018 nominees for Flat Product Supplier of the Year were Daming International Holdings Ltd, Outokumpu, Stanch Stainless Steel Co., Ltd, YC Inox Co., Ltd, Yue-Seng Industrial Co., Ltd and Yuen Chang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.
As voted by a committee of ASSDA Distributor Members with the Platinum, Gold and Silver categories, we are pleased to share that the winner of the 2018 ASSDA Flat Product Supplier of the Year is Daming International Holdings Ltd.
The nominees for Long Product Supplier of the Year included Ching Hann Industries Co., Ltd, Froch Enterprise Co., Ltd, Valbruna Australia, Viraj Profiles and YC Inox Co., Ltd.
Taking out the win for the ASSDA Long Product Supplier of the Year is YC Inox Co., Ltd.
The ASSDA Fabricator Project of the Year Award recognises excellence in Australian design and fabrication of stainless steel, and this year’s nominations were selected based on projects featured in Australian Stainless Magazine during 2017 and 2018.
The nominees included the Dulux Merrifield Facility – John Beever Australia, The Arbour (Optus Stadium Park) – Structural Dynamics Australia, Centenary Library – Ancon, Fuchs Lubricants Plant Expansion – Furphy Engineering and TFG Group, and Collins Square (stainless steel columns) - Fabmetal Specialists.
All nominations presented were outstanding, and is a tribute to the high standard and quality of Australian stainless steel design and fabrication.
As voted by a committee of ASSDA Board Members and the ASSDA General Manager, we are pleased to share that the 2018 ASSDA Fabricator Project of the Year is Furphy Engineering and TFG Group for their work in the Fuchs Lubricants Expansion Plant project.
Congratulations to all winners.
Pictured above (from left to right): Tom Moultrie, TFG Group and Stephen Lawrence, Furphy Engineering - 2018 ASSDA Fabricator Project of the Year.
A Look Back at PacRim Stainless 2018
The ASSDA team and the stainless steel industry is still flying high from PacRim Stainless 2018 that took place at QT Gold Coast last week from 3-4 October.
With delegates and speakers from around the world and nation, PacRim Stainless 2018 was a huge success, with the event attracting its highest attendance in over five years. We gathered for two days of education, inspiration and networking in what was ASSDA’s 25th National Conference.
Stainless Steel Trends in Modern Architecture and Urban Infrastructure was this year’s conference theme, and the program offered an exceptional line-up of speakers who shared their experience and expertise in architectural facade trends, new grades and technologies, recent project highlights, economic overviews, perspectives on global and local stainless steel market direction, and a good reminder on the importance of workplace health and safety.
Thank you to all speakers who joined our program: Jörn Teipel (Outokumpu), Darren Wills and Leif Ho (Kinzi Group), Clive Whittington (C.M. Whittington & Associates), Louis Victor Blain (Weld Australia), Gordon Heald (Fabmetal Specialists), Peter Munckton (BOQ), Jim Lennon (Red Door Research/Macquarie Capital), Mark Ellis (Atlas Steels) and John Ahern (Author of On the Road… With Kids).
The Australian Industry Stainless Steel Supplier and Fabricator Awards is now in its second year and celebrates innovation and excellence in Australian stainless steel supply, design and fabrication. Three individual prestigious awards voted on by the industry were presented at the conference Gala Dinner.
Recognising excellence in supply performance, the Flat Product Supplier of the Year 2018 was awarded to Daming International Import and Export Co., Ltd.
YC Inox Co., Ltd. took out the Long Product Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row.
The Fabricator Project of the Year Award recognises excellence in Australian stainless steel design and fabrication, and nominees were selected from projects featured in Australian Stainless Magazine during 2017 and 2018. Congratulations to Furphy Engineering and TFG Group who both won this award for the fabrication and installation of all stainless steel elements in the new Fuchs Lubricants purpose-built plant in Beresfield, NSW.
The Peter Matheson Industry Service Award was also presented during the dinner to three industry veterans in recognition and appreciation of their commitment and service to the Australian stainless steel industry – Peter Moore for over 30 years of service, Ian Ward for over 31 years of service and Alex Gouch for over 30 years of service.
An afternoon of golf was enjoyed by a small group of delegates at the Glades Golf Course in Robina, with players vying for the Barry Durrant Memorial Trophy. By a quarter of a point, the winners of the 2-ball golf Ambrose for 2018 was Darren Peters (Vulcan Steel) and Nathan Bridge (BRIDCO).
Many thanks goes to our generous sponsors for their support and contribution to the conference, whom without, this event would not be possible: Atlas Steels, Austral Wright Metals, Combilift Australia, Metal Centre Australia and Paige Stainless Fabrications.
Our thanks also to all delegates who attended PacRim Stainless 2018. We already look forward to seeing you all again next year and encourage you to bring your colleagues and make the most of the opportunity to connect with the Australian stainless steel industry.
Mark your diaries for PacRim Stainless 2019: 9-10 October, Sofitel Gold Coast.
23 July 2018
Appointment of ASSDA Membership and Business Development Manager: Chris Waltos
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to ASSDA’s new Membership and Business Development Manager, Chris Waltos, commencing today.
Chris has an MBA and brings over 8 years of professional engineering experience, with 5 of those in B2B sales and marketing across multiple industrial sectors for companies including Rio Tinto, Bluescope, Weir Minerals and Pall Corporation. He was also in a lead technical marketing role for Sandvik Materials Technology, where he was responsible for the technical marketing and business development of special alloys, with activities focused on stakeholder management, market studies, technical seminars and materials selection.
His strong technical and commercial skillset coupled with his exemplary sales background and knowledge of the stainless steel industry brings a new energy to the Association, and I am excited to welcome him to ASSDA as a pivotal part of our growth strategy.
Chris’ focus will be on enhancing the position of the Association through delivery of continued membership growth and retention, while optimising revenue streams and actively seeking new opportunities for market growth and development.
He will be in touch with all Members in the coming weeks, but I also encourage you to reach out to Chris and establish contact with him to find out more on how we can collaborate to support your business and grow our industry.
Chris is Melbourne based, and can be reached on or 0481 133 028.
He will also be present at our upcoming PacRim Stainless 2018 conference on 3-4 October on the Gold Coast, and I encourage you all to register and attend this excellent networking event.
Please join me in welcoming Chris to the ASSDA team and in wishing him well in his new role.
With best regards
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
The Australian Stainless Steel Development Association's Twenty-Fifth Annual General Meeting will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018 in the Sunset Room at QT Gold Coast Hotel, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217.
The QT Gold Coast Hotel is the venue for PacRim Stainless 2018, ASSDA's 25th Annual National Conference and 14th International Forum focusing on the Asia-Pacific Region.
- Call to Order and Roll Call
- SPECIAL RESOLUTION: Amendment of ASSDA Constitution
- Confirmation of Minutes of the Twenty-Fourth Annual General Meeting held on 11 October 2017
- Matters Arising from AGM Minutes, 11 October 2017
- Receipt and Adoption of the 2018 Annual Report
- Election of Office Bearers and Directors:
- Appointments: Appointment of Auditor
- Other Business
Please note, only members of the Association (in good standing) may vote, but all conference delegates are welcome to attend the meeting.
ASSDA BOARD NOMINATIONS: 2018/2019
Stephen Robertson, Amari Metals Australia - President
David Sheedy, Arcus Wire Group - Treasurer
Con Logos, Outokumpu - Director
Howard Seligsohn, Sanwa - Director
Richard Matheson, Nickel Institute - Director
Richard Raper, Australian Pickling & Passivation Service - Director
Stephen Orridge, Vulcan Stainless - Director
Stephen Warnett, Tasman Sinkware - Director
Australian Industry Stainless Steel Supplier and Fabricator Awards
PacRim Stainless 2018 Gala Dinner | 6.30pm | Wednesday 3 October 2018 | QT Gold Coast Hotel, Surfers Paradise
Launched at PacRim Stainless 2017, the ASSDA Awards Program celebrates innovation and excellence in Australian stainless steel supply, design and fabrication.
Three individual prestigious awards voted by the industry are presented, with all winners announced at the PacRim Stainless Gala Dinner.
The Supplier Awards include ASSDA Flat Product Supplier of the Year and ASSDA Long Product Supplier of the Year, which recognises excellence in supply performance. Nominees are determined by ASSDA Distributor Members.
The ASSDA Fabricator Project of the Year is also presented, recognising excellence in Australian design and fabrication of stainless steel. Nominees are selected from projects featured in the last year's Australian Stainless Magazine.
The 2018 nominees for each category are as follows:
FLAT PRODUCT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Recognising excellence in supply performance.
LONG PRODUCT SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Recognising excellence in supply performance.
FABRICATOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Recognising excellence in local Australian design and fabrication of stainless steel.
Dulux Merrifield Facility, John Beever (Australia)
The Arbour (Optus Stadium Park), Structural Dynamics (Australia)
Centenary Library (Anglican Church Grammar School), Ancon
Fuchs Lubricants Plant Expansion, Furphy Engineering and TFG Group
Collins Square (stainless steel columns), Fabmetal Specialists
Join ASSDA and celebrate the high standard and quality of Australian stainless steel and fabrication at PacRim Stainless 2018. You may register for the Gala Dinner and Awards Night via the PacRim Stainless 2018 online registration form.