DAYCO PLANT WINS SECOND MAJOR BUSINESS AWARD
August 2014 - Dayco Australia has been honoured for the second time this year with another major business award for the global company’s Wagga Wagga manufacturing plant.
Dayco Australia was presented with the 2014 Murray-Riverina Regional Excellence in Business Award on Friday August 15. This prestigious regional accolade now places the quality focussed global automotive aftermarket manufacturing company as a nominee for the 2014 New South Wales Business Chamber State Awards.
Dayco Australia acquired the long established Precision Parts plant and business in September 2013, significantly expanding the Wagga Wagga plant’s workforce and global sales reach. The Wagga Wagga plant manufactures world class Powerbond brand harmonic balancers and Nuline brand engine pulleys to vast international and domestic automotive aftermarket acclaim.
In the relatively short time since the Dayco Company placed a major vote of confidence in rural Australian automotive component manufacturing in direct contrast to industry trends, the vast potential that Dayco identified for growth has and continues to be realised. This Dayco plant has increased export sales by over 50% and it has also enjoyed Australian aftermarket sales growth. The subsequent major increase in production has also resulted in a 50% expansion of the company’s Wagga Wagga based workforce.
The prestigious 2014 Murray-Riverina Regional Excellence in Business Award follows the presentation of the 2014 Wagga Wagga Chamber of Commerce Crow Award to Dayco Australia for the most Outstanding Large Business which was presented to the company in May.
According to Dayco Australia Managing Director Arnold Mouw, these two recent accolades are just the beginning for the company’s plans for continued growth in its regional Australian manufacturing operations.
“We are delighted for our Wagga Wagga plant to have received not one, but two major regional awards in the relatively short time that it has become a part of the Dayco family. These awards are testament to the skill that exists in regional Australia and in particular the the hard working people who ensure that our products as good as any competing product in the world, as evidenced by our impressive international and local sales growth for our Powerbond harmonic balancer and Nuline engine pulley ranges,” Mr Mouw stated.
The Dayco Company is a world leader in automotive drive belt, thermal management and engine componentry. Dayco Australia has been a major player in the Australian automotive industry for more than 30 years and the global Dayco Company has just celebrated its 109th anniversary as the prime driver of innovation in automotive drive belt, thermal management and engine component product technology and development.
Dayco Australia sources all of the company’s premium quality automotive aftermarket products from a number of state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Australia, Europe, the United States, Asia and South America.