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Photo: Minister Joyce with Dave Larsen from Rayglass Boats.

Well established Waikato Milking Systems has taken out the supreme award at the 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for the Auckland and Waikato regions.
A New Zealand success story, Waikato Milking Systems was established in 1967 and is an outstanding example of the growth of agritech exporters. Today it is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of dairy systems. The company also won the QBE Insurance Exporter of the Year (export revenue $10 million – $25 million) category.
This is the first year the awards have been opened up to Waikato businesses and judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entrants from this region along with the high standard of entrants overall, says Barry Squires, Convenor of Judges.
“Once again, the standard of entrants, finalists and winners is outstanding. The entrants covered a diverse, broad spectrum of industries, from education providers, high tech manufacturers, tourism operators to internet based service companies,” he says.
Seven category winners were announced from 25 finalists at the awards evening held in Auckland. Sir William Gallagher was named the Simmonds Stewart Exporters Champion (for his exemplary services to export).
 
Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2016 winners: 
1. Westpac Exporter of the Year (export revenue over $25 million): The Gallagher Group 
2. QBE Insurance Exporter of the Year (export revenue $10 million-$25 million): Waikato Milking Systems. 
3. BDO Exporter of the Year (export revenue $1million-$10million): Rayglass Boats 
4. Endace Services Exporter of the Year (export revenue $1million-$10million): ICL Education 
5. TNT Emerging Exporter of the Year: Virsae 
6. Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Use of Commercialisation of Innovation for Export: Methven 
7. Quantium Solutions E-Commerce Exporter of the Year: Triumph & Disaster 
Simmond Stewart Exporters Champion – Sir William Gallagher
Glenn Baker

Professional writer/editor with 35-plus years experience - including radio copywriting, various television writing/production roles, and writing for business magazines. I have also co-owned a wholesale food distribution business.

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