Queensland companies have performed well at the Australian Export Awards – winning three of 12 industry categories at the annual ceremony held in Brisbane.
The Queensland winners were: Cutting Edge, which won the Creative Industries Award, Aim Lab Automation Technologies, winner of the Manufacturing Award and Typefi Systems, winner of the Small Business Award.
“I congratulate each of the winners for their well-deserved success and thank them for highlighting the depth and breadth and level of innovation of our local exporters,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Jackie Trad said.
“Our community of exporters are a vital part of the Queensland economy.
“There are more than 7,000 exporting companies in Queensland, according to the most recent statistics, which between them sold more than $47 billion of goods and $11 billion of services to the rest of the world in 2015-16.
“And as this year’s award winners show, our exporting success has moved well beyond the more traditional areas of mining and agriculture.”
Boeing Australia were also congratulated as the inaugural winner of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.
“Boeing has made very substantial investments in its Queensland operations over many years, creating valuable jobs and providing opportunities for local partners and suppliers,” Ms Trad said.
Visit the Australian Export Awards website to view all 2016 winners.
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