Federal MP Sussan Ley today added her congratulations to local business Flavourtech after the company was named best manufacturing exporter at the 56th Australian Export Awards.

Based in Griffith, Flavourtech designs, manufactures, services and supports specialised processing equipment for the food, beverage, dairy, flavour and pharmaceutical industries world-wide.

According to Ms Ley “we should all be proud of Flavourtech which has called Griffith home for over 30 years and built a world-wide operation exporting to some 60 countries. With fifty employees locally it is also an organisation playing a vital part in the local economy, as well as demonstrating Australian export knowhow”.

“Companies like Flavourtech represent the very best Australia has to offer. They exemplify a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, which I hope can inspire other small to medium-sized businesses in Farrer to take the punt and become exporters.”

Flavourtech’s Financial Controller Paul Smith said the company “was very proud of the award, which demonstrates how important each one of our staff is in making Flavourtech the company that it is, differentiating us from our competitors”.

“The level of skill, attention to detail, passion displayed by our staff are what makes Flavourtech a great company,” Mr Smith said.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said this year’s awards recognise the enormous contribution exporters make to Australia.

“Exports create more Australian jobs and strengthen our economy. That’s why the Liberal-National Government continues to provide more opportunities for our exporters to secure new market access across the globe.”

For more information on export opportunities go to austrade.gov.au – and link here to see a full list of
winners and finalists from the Australian Export Awards.