Vekta Automation, an industrial automation manufacturing business providing automated saw and material handling equipment to the truss and frame industry, is excited to announce they were selected as the winners of the Innovation Excellence award and finalists in two other categories at the 2017 Western Australian Industry Export Awards. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency in Perth on October 26. The night had a Latin American theme to highlight Australia’s growing trade relationship with the Pacific Alliance, a huge area of growth for Aussie exporters.

Vekta owners Ed and Shelena Serrano and Vekta employees attended the dinner to celebrate being named as finalists. In his acceptance speech for the Innovation Excellence award, Ed Serrano acknowledged the Vekta team for their work on continuously improving the business and their efforts in maintaining high-quality products and service.

The WA Industry Export Awards are organised by the Export Council of Australia on behalf of the WA Department of Commerce with the support of several corporate sponsors.

“These awards acknowledge the significant achievements that exporters have made to improving the state’s economic activity and boosting jobs,” says Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Export Council of Australia. “WA businesses have the innovation, expertise and professionalism to take on international markets, and it’s important that we recognise their hard work and determination to succeed. Whether small or large, these businesses prove that they have what it takes to succeed on an increasingly competitive world stage.”

Since winning their previous export award in 2014 in the Small Business category, Vekta has matured into a medium enterprise due to continuous growth in employee numbers and production capacity. Their newly-acquired award reflects the company’s strong commitment to excellence.