Australia – Latin America Business Excellence Awards 2018 Winner

The Australia – Latin America Business Council (ALABC) and the Council of Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) recognise outstanding contributions to the development of Australia’s commercial links with the Latin American region through their‚ ‘Australia – Latin American Business Excellence Awards’. In recognition of our team’s efforts, GP Graders has taken out top honours for…

August 28, 2019
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2016 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame – Stuart Payne, Honour Roll

As the pressures of a global market place take hold, Australia can no longer compete in low-skill manufacturing and need to focus on advanced manufacturing techniques. Stuart and the team at GP Graders understand these challenges and have built the business on an innovate culture and reputation for continued excellence. With a clear focus on…

June 18, 2016
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2016 Endeavour Awards Exporter of the Year – Winner

The awards ceremony was held on Thursday May 12, at the Novotel in Sydney Olympic Park with a large attendance from the Australian manufacturing sector. With strong competition in the field GP Graders was recognised as the 2016 Exporter of the Year. GP Graders received this award by demonstrating how exporting an Australian made product…

May 23, 2016
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Meet Australia’s Exporter of the Year

At the turn of the century the Payne family was among the first settlers in the Glen Waverley district, south east of Melbourne. Geoff’s parents cleared a small parcel of land to plant apple and stone fruit orchards. For decades orchard farmers relied on manual labour to sort and package their produce. But Geoff Payne…

December 2, 2015
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2013 Australian Export Awards – Manufacturing Finalist

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) partner to present this national program, one of the longest running business awards programs in Australia. The program is made possible through the collaboration of all the States and Territories, who each independently run their export awards programs. The Awards operates…

October 8, 2015
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2012 Governor of Victoria Export Awards – Innovation Excellence Award

GP Graders has been designing and building fruit grading machinery for nearly 50 years and has been exporting for the past 15 years. Over the years, we have exported citrus and apple machinery to China, Thailand, Norway and Turkey and cherry machinery throughout Europe and North and South America. GP Graders is the world’s leading…

October 8, 2015
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GP Graders honoured at Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards

The judging criteria is weighted across promotion of advanced manufacturing initiatives, sustainability, export, sustained contribution to the manufacturing sector, quality management initiatives, size and capability and contribution to the community. The award adds to the long list of accolades GP Graders has received since first taking out the Governor of Victoria Export award for Small…

May 31, 2015
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Winners Announced for 2015 APPMA Industry Excellence Awards

Over 380 people were in attendance at the Crown Towers when the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) announced the winners for the 2015 APPMA Industry Excellence Awards which are supported by Agility, Midway Metals, PKN and SMC Australia. According to Mr Mark Dingley, Chairman, APPMA, the biennial Industry Excellence Awards are designed to…

May 5, 2015
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GP Graders named winner of 2015 APPMA Export Achievement Award

GP Graders Managing Director, Stuart Payne, acknowledged his team in accepting the award for their continued focus on innovation and setting the industry standard for others to follow. “I am delighted GP Graders has been recognised for its commitment to international export markets,” Mr. Payne said. “Our team has been unapologetic in its approach to…

March 27, 2015
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Fruit sorting tech company wins Australian Exporter of the Year award

“We have been at the forefront of grading machinery technology for a long time and we make continuous improvements to technology by listening to our clients’ needs,” Payne said. “This has built up goodwill with our many clients across the globe and we hope to continue our push for excellence in this field whilst contributing…

December 16, 2014
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