Brain Industries supports Hunter Manufacturing Awards

Brain Industries is a supporter of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards

Brain Industries is now an official supporter of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards (HMA).

The annual awards has been revamped this year and streamlined to seven categories.

Brain Industries managing director Gillian Summers said the COVID-19 pandemic had shone a spotlight on the importance of Australian manufacturing. Ms Summers said the theme of this year’s Hunter Manufacturing Awards – to celebrate resilience – is fitting.

“The Hunter’s manufacturing sector is alive and well,” Ms Summers said.

“Local manufacturers need to compete but also support one another and celebrate our collective strength and achievements,” she said.

“The Hunter Manufacturing Awards’ mission is to ‘inspire vibrant and enduring manufacturing in the Hunter’ – that’s a mission we at Brain Industries want to promote and support.”

Ms Summers said that the team at Brain Industries has been working harder to pivot and take the opportunities that the pandemic brings. It is exporting more pneumatic industrial pumps and has diversified its product offerings to include load sensing washers. It now manufactures, refurbishes and services conveyor pulleys at its Carrington engineering facility.

The Awards will be held on Friday, 23rd October 2020, at Merewether Surfhouse. Applications close August 31.

2020 Hunter Manufacturing Awards Categories

  • Rising Star Award
  • Collaboration Partnership Award
  • Outstanding Start-Up Award
  • Sustainable Operations Award
  • Manufacturing Pivot Award
  • Manufacturer of the Year < 50 employees
  • Manufacturer of the Year > 50 employees

A one-off award in 2020 is the Manufacturing Pivot award, to celebrate a local manufacturing business that has navigated the challenges brought about in business due to COVID-19.

Manufacturer of the Year Award winners will win trips to an overseas destination to visit other companies, a trade fair or event that will enable their company to grow and develop.

All finalists will be in the running for an Incentive Prize from helloworld Business Travel Group – a trip for two  to any Australian or New Zealand city. HMA will contribute $1,000 towards incidental expenses.

To join Brain Industries in becoming a sponsor, partner or supporter of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards visit


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