Altro APAC was recognised as an ABA100 Winner at The Australian Business Awards 2019. The Australian made Altro Whiterock Doorsets won the award for product excellence.

Now in their fourteenth year, The Australian Business Awards program honours high-performing organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and develop innovative products and services. The international chapter of the program – The World Business Awards – presents national winners the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

Glen Stratton, managing director (Altro APAC) says the award affirms their commitment to continuous improvement and innovative business processes. He added that the honour also recognises their achievements in the research and development of Altro Whiterock Doorsets. Altro’s previous wins for Xpresslay Adhesive Free Safety Flooring and Whiterock Digiclad at the ABA100 Awards support the company’s continued push for delivering more choice and new products to their customers.

“Of course it is also so pleasing that we can support local manufacturing and jobs. I would like to thank all of the team that have assisted get this latest offering to market and some of the early adopters out there that are supporting innovation,” adds Stratton.

Hygiene, ease of cleaning and total life cost were key considerations during the development of Altro Whiterock Doorsets. The PVCu facings also give a reliable and lasting finish, making Altro Whiterock Doorsets a highly preferred choice among specifiers, installers and end users.

“Innovation is vital for every company, but it’s even more important for business growth and expansion. Innovation makes it easier to grow, regardless of the size of the business. You need new, unique ideas, and the ability to bring them to market before the competition,” Australian Business Awards program director Tara Johnston said.

“The Australian Business Awards exist to highlight new products, methods, and ideas within Australian industry. The awards resonate with our mission of promoting the development of Australia’s innovation culture and technological capability.

“Each year the ABA100 Winners are recognised for their innovative initiatives, products and services, which are leading business and digital transformation within the Australian marketplace,” Johnston added.

Every year, the awards program sees participation from private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement are recognised via a set of established business and product award categories.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives, projects, products and services. The award recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry, earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.