AME Systems of Ararat has won the prestigious Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award at the 2015 Regional Achievement and Community Awards held at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne last Friday night (16/10/15).
The company won the Award from a strong field of finalists and nominees and was one of ten category winners announced on the night.
AME Systems Managing Director, Nick Carthew accepted the Award which was presented on stage by the Honourable Jaala Pulford MP, Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Agriculture.
Over 400 guests gathered from across the State to celebrate regional Victoria’s high achievers and community contributors.
In responding to the presentation Nick Carthew said: “On behalf of everyone associated with AME Systems we thank the Award organisers, sponsors and associated businesses and individuals nominated for the Awards. The Regional Achievement and Community Awards acknowledge the best of regional Victoria and we are justly honoured to be involved.
AME Systems is a proud Australian, privately owned and regionally based business which was original founded back in 1977 by my father, Peter Carthew who today still retains ownership with wife, Lyn.
Our business, which is located at Ararat in Western Victoria, employs over 230 highly skilled and dedicated staff and has survived the test of time. We also have a finishing and servicing facility in Melbourne and a contracted supply partner in Malaysia.
We have prospered as a globally competitive manufacturer of world’s best electrical wiring harness, power and signal distribution systems. The business operates within stringent delivery timeframes to customers and has a long standing reputation for excellence, quality and customer service.
Together with all this, we have continued a long tradition of supporting our local community and have been an employer of choice for many residents of Ararat and the wider region. Some families have had three generations represented in the workforce over the years.
Importantly the company sees itself as a key contributor to the community and on an annual basis injects millions of dollars into the local economy.
Reaching the final of these prestigious awards is a testament to all associated with AME Systems over a long period of time and this Award will take pride of place within the business.”