Rotacaster Win Manufacturer of the Year 2020
On 23rd October 2020, Rotcaster Pty Ltd was awarded the prestigious Hunter Manufacturing Awards, Manufacturer of the Year for a Company with Under 50 Employees.
The Hunter Manufacturing Awards have been running for 16 years, recognising and promoting excellence in manufacturing in the Hunter region, Central Coast and North Coast of New South Wales.
Answering a rigorous application questionnaire covering; World Class Performance and Export, Resilience and Diversity, Advanced Knowledge, Processes and Business Models, Environmental Sustainability, Management Philosophy and Employee Engagement and Community Support and Involvement, Rotacaster we able to demonstrate a broad range of best-in-class attributes which helped the HMA judging panel appoint them as champions for 2020.
Company Owner, Peter McKinnon commented;
"We have a small but extremely committed and talented team, who live and love what we do, so it's fantastic recognition that their effort and commitment hasn't gone unnoticed in the broader business community. I'm thrilled to be given this award and extremely proud of our team at Rotacaster for this achievement."
Manufacturing in the Hunter has been an essential part of the local and national (Australian) economy for over 100 years. The Hunter is the largest regional economy in Australia, ranking above Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory in terms of economic output. It drives around 28 per cent of regional NSW's total economic output and is the largest regional contributor to the State's gross domestic product - further adding to the relevance of such an award.
Speaking on the future of Rotacaster Peter said;
""We see a bright future in manufacturing automation, where the omni-wheel can serve a multitude of purposes; providing holistic solutions from the beginning through to the end of any manufacturing process, whether it's the use of hand trucks, robots (AMRs/AGVs), conveyor transfer tables or solutions which haven't been created yet."
With so many potential uses and opportunities to improve the design and functionality of existing products and the imagination to create new ones which provide solutions to existing problems, we are indeed, keeping busy 'reinventing the wheel'.