Maxcon Industries wins Fabricator of the Year Award, 2018

05 December 2018.   Maxcon Industries, the manufacturing and fabrication division of the Aquatec Maxcon Group, has been presented with the Weld Australia Fabricator of the Year Award, 2018.

The award acknowledges the success of an Australian fabrication company who has demonstrated outstanding performance throughout the year, incorporating commercial and project achievements, delivery of innovation and community engagement.  Some of the criteria for the award included market and export success, dedication to health and safety, quality excellence, involvement in the community and commitment to the training and development of employees.

Maxcon Industries Manager, Paul Court, said “Maxcon Industries is very proud to receive this recognition from our industry peers.  It demonstrates that our ongoing efforts in the personal development of our staff, our quality of work and our overall business success is working. We are also proud that our developing school trade program and mentoring of smaller manufacturing businesses is being so well received.”

The Weld Australia Fabricator Award 2018, was presented to Maxcon Industries at the ASI (Australian Steel Institute) Steel Industry National Excellence Awards on 5th December in Sydney.

Paul Court accepting the award on behalf of Maxcon Industries   Paul Court with members of Weld Australia
Some of the contributing members of the Maxcon Industries team  The Weld Australia Fabricator Award presented to Maxcon Industries

Aquatec Maxcon Group strengthens relationship with Ipswich City Council

19 January 2018.  Aquatec Maxcon Group strengthened its relationship with Ipswich City Council by hosting a visit by His Worship the Mayor, Cr Andrew Antoniolli and Senior Advisor Ben Hayward, at the Aquatec Maxcon Group head office in Wulkuraka.

After Aquatec Maxcon was honoured with the 2017 Ipswich Business of the Year Award, Mayor Antoniolli and Mr Hayward were invited to experience the business first hand and learn more about the diversity and capabilities of the Aquatec Maxcon Group.   

Greg Johnston, Managing Director of Aquatec Maxcon, presented an overview of the business and briefly showcased some of the award-winning technologies that Aquatec Maxcon have introduced to the Australian water industry, such as the award winning Kingaroy Wastewater Treatment Plant and Yarra Valley Waste to Energy Facility.   Mr Johnston continued to speak about the divisions within the Aquatec Maxcon Group and how we are vertically integrated, offering a full suite of Engineering, Technology and Servicing (Aquatec Maxcon), Fabrication (Maxcon Industries), Installation (Aquatec Services), Electrical (MPA Engineering) and Cryogenic services (Cryeng).

The presentation was followed by a tour of the Ipswich facilities, guided by Paul Court (Manager, Maxcon Industries) and Peter Ferrando (QLD State Manager, Aquatec Maxcon). During the tour, an overview of the capabilities of the workshop factories, equipment and test facilities were explained to the Mayor.

“As an Ipswich based business employing 300 people, we appreciate the support of Ipswich City Council and the time Mayor Antoniolli was able to spend with us today.  We were able to speak about the challenges of the current business environment and also the benefits the Aquatec Maxcon Group can continue to bring to our economy. It is encouraging to see the Council continuing to take an active interest in supporting and promoting the Ipswich business community”, said Mr Johnston.

Mayor Antoniolli responded to the visit by saying “This fully Australian owned local business is punching above their weight with a real focus on quality and innovation.  I’d like to thank the management team for taking time out of their day to show me around and provide such a detailed brief”.