BOC Australia, a member of The Linde Group, was presented with the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Award and Safety Solution of the Year Award for its $15m robot cylinder automation system at the Endeavour Awards held in Melbourne.

BOC was also recognised as a finalist in the Global Supply Chain Integration and Technology Application categories for its new $20m specialty gases facility that has increased its capacity to produce and supply over 8,000 high purity and specialty gases to high value sectors in Australia and abroad.

John Evans, BOC South Pacific Managing Director, said it is an honour to receive industry recognition for two significant investments completed at its Sydney Operations Centre, which were opened earlier this year.

He said, “BOC has a long, proud manufacturing history in Australia spanning over 80 years. We believe embracing the new era of advanced manufacturing is vital for our long-term success and will continue to invest to ensure we meet the needs of our customers and staff long into the future.”

“With safety as our number one priority, it is rewarding to see our world-leading robot cylinder automation system recognised for safety excellence. It has almost eliminated the risk of manual handling injuries to our staff, while setting a new standard in safety across the global industrial gases industry.”

“Congratulations to all BOC staff, Linde global colleagues, contractors and suppliers who were involved in the successful delivery of these projects,” Evans concluded.

The Endeavour Awards by Manufacturers’ Monthly is a premier awards programme for the Australian Manufacturing industry. It promotes, recognises and rewards excellence within the industry.

All entrants were considered for the overall Manufacturer of the Year category. This category aims to recognise the manufacturer that stands out the most for outstanding innovation in the areas of technology, management and product development.