Exceptional Magazine : 2016 Exceptional Magazine
Watch my video Watch my video Watch my video Watch my video Industry category 12 Exceptional Australia 2016 Finalists Paul Woosley has a knack for finding ways to do things more efficiently. This has served him well in growing Australian Prime Fibre from a stock feed business into Australia’s largest producer of sugar cane mulches. Australian Prime Fibre’s core business is compression packaging, and Paul has developed the fastest compression baler in the world. The company produces a range of organic- based home garden and commercial horticultural products. It also provides automated packaging systems across Australia and New Zealand. In the short term, Paul wants to expand production facilities into the border region of NSW and Victoria, while looking for offshore opportunities Since 1987, Torsten Ketelsen has transformed a previously unknown garnet mineral resource with little local or international demand into a profitable mining, processing and distribution business with 40% global market share in the garnet abrasive market. Today, GMA Garnet Group is the global market leader for high-performance blasting and waterjet cutting abrasive and for other niche applications. It has over 7,000 end users and a wholly owned global distribution network. Torsten has successfully pioneered garnet reprocessing and recycling technology, extending the useful life of the product. He plans to double the enterprise value of the business over the next five years. Torsten Ketelsen GMA Garnet Group Sheree Sullivan and Saul Sullivan Udder Delights Group & Cheese Cellar Paul Woosley Australian Prime Fibre Alf Taylor and Nadia Taylor TNA Australia Pty Ltd “Jamais Arriére’ which means ‘never behind’. This is the motto of my Scottish ancestors, the Black Douglas clan” “Rethinking the conventional” “We are exactly what we believe. Our only limitation is that which we accept as truth” “ Who dares wins” Nadia and Alf Taylor were both working at a snack company when they left to start their own processing and packaging business. Today, TNA is a leading specialist in food processing and packaging machinery, offering highly innovative single-source solutions to the entire global food industry. TNA is focused on customer satisfaction, offering comprehensive spare parts and 24-hour technical support. More than 95% of TNA’s revenue comes from export sales. There are manufacturing operations in Australia, the UK, the US, China and the Netherlands, and products are distributed to over 120 countries around the world. Opened in 1999, Udder Delights Cheese Factory & Cheese Cellar handcrafts artisan cheeses in the Adelaide Hills, selling them through an award-winning cellar door and to external distributors. After taking over the family business, Sheree and Saul Sullivan grew and diversified the product offerings. They are now selling a range of goat and cow milk cheeses under five national brands. The company has twice won the Best in State award for Excellence in Tourism. The company continues to refine production and increase capacity. Within five years, it will have a fully optimised factory, manufacturing 250,000 litres of milk per week.
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