Brisbane-based mining equipment company Ludowici has received the Queensland Premier’s Export Award for its continuing growth in the global mining industry.
The title was announced at the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Awards last month, at which the company also took out the Australia Trade Coast Award for Business Growth.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the awards are judged by an independent panel of 14 Brisbane business leaders and recognize the high calibre of companies who have significantly contributed to the city’s $114 billion economy.
Ludowici’s general manager David Ricketts says the export award recognizes the company’s efforts in global export markets and particularly its success in South East Asia, via its agents in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.
“These mining markets are in growth phase and Ludowici will work closely with its agents on the ground and their customers to deliver our innovative and dependable product range to improve operational efficiency,” he said.
Ludowici is a specialist in design and manufacture of bearings, joints, isolators for bridges and other engineering structures. It also supplies the automotive and whitegoods industries, and builds water reticulation systems, rail systems, noise attenuation and structural glass. The company was the first Australian manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic packings and seals and is now the nation’s largest producer of these products.
Ludowici also designs and manufactures pulp moulding machinery and makes moulded fibre products including egg trays and industrial packaging.
Ludowici says it is committed to achieving market growth in Asian mining markets as part of its global strategy and investment in Chinese and Indian subsidiaries.