HMA Commitment to Sponsors

  • Naming rights to your nominated award category on all HMA promotional material
  • Opportunity for self-promotion of award / category “Pleased to be associated with……”
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Awards night
  • Presentation to the winner of your sponsored award
  • First opportunity to renew sponsorship for the following year
  • Display of your logo on the audio visual presentation on the Awards night
  • Mention of your organisation in all pre-awards promotional material, media releases, website, post awards releases and publications
  • Promotional material and corporate banner / display at the Awards and HMA Events
  • Recognition of all HMA promotion of communication for the Award year
  • Marketing opportunity via the HMA database  i.e. a promo brochure sent via HMA for value propositions for regional manufacturing companies

Downer (2020 Major Sponsor)

Category: Manufacturer Of The Year – Greater Than 50 Employees


Downer is an ASX 100 company that provides comprehensive engineering, design, construction, maintenance and management services to the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.

Downer has been part of the Hunter region for more than 100 years and has played a key role in the Hunter’s manufacturing industry. Of the Group’s 21,000 people, nearly 1,000 of the team are providing critical infrastructure services at key locations throughout the Hunter Region.

One of the Group’s largest projects, the Waratah fleet PPP, is currently being delivered out of Downer’s Rail Manufacturing facility at Cardiff. The project is for 626 new passenger cars for the NSW Government, providing a significant boost to the Hunter economy and confirming the Hunter Region as the rail manufacturing centre of NSW. This project is the largest passenger train order in Australian history and is generating more than 500 jobs and significant apprenticeship opportunities in Newcastle and the Hunter.

This is the 5th year the Group has been a proud sponsor of HMA . For more information visit www.downergroup.com.


BAE Systems Australia

Category: Collaboration Partnership Award


BAE Systems Australia offers the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and security customers total capability in vital areas such as through-life support, security, logistics and systems integration.

For more than 60 years, we have been designing, integrating and maintaining systems for the ADF.

A leading provider of total aerospace capability, we offer aerospace systems, integration, sustainment services and training solutions to defence, commercial aviation, security and other agencies.

We work hard to maximise Australian industry involvement in all of our projects and employ more than 4,000 people in urban, regional and remote locations across our country.

Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group


Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) is the world’s premier supplier of mission-critical advanced cords and ropes. As a leading innovator, developer and producer of high performance ropes and advanced cords globally, the Group provides superior value solutions to the oil and  gas, mining, crane, elevator and other industrial sectors. Bekaert Ropes Group has a global manufacturing footprint and employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide.

Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) Australia has a long and proud history of rope making in Australia, with over 90 years’ experience at the Mayfield East site as a trusted manufacturer and supplier of reliable rope solutions for Mining, Construction, Marine, and other industrial applications including Road safety barriers.

Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG)’s story is one of experience, evolution and continual development in equipment, technology, differentiated products and service to our valued customers.  www.Bridon-Bekaert.com


Category: Manufacturing Of The Year – Less Than 50 Employees

The supplier of choice for mineral processing solutions.

McLanahan, a global supplier of mineral processing equipment, systems and solutions, offers a line of engineered products that have been proven across key mining and mineral applications across the globe. Driven by a culture of continuous improvement, our customers can be confident that McLanahan equipment will deliver the most effective solution available today and will be supported for its entire lifecycle.

McLanahan’s Australian office opened in Newcastle in 2003, quickly expanding to Mackay and Perth in support of our customers. Today these key locations have become the mining centres of excellence for our global mineral systems division.

For more information visit www.mclanahan.com.au or call 02 4924 8248.


Category: Outstanding Start-Up Award

Molycop is the leading manufacturer and supplier of grinding media to mining operations worldwide, with a global network of state-of-the-art grinding ball production facilities providing the product quality, supply assurance and technical support that our customer’s deserve.

Molycop’s manufacturing plant at Waratah has three major product lines; grinding media, rail products (wheels and axles), and a range of niche steel products which are supplied into the domestic and international mining, rail and manufacturing industry sectors.

On April 29, 2019 Molycop launched a new look and a new manifesto… adding a new chapter to a book that spans 100 years of amazing stories told by the many brilliant people that have worked and lived with Molycop.

Our customers operating strategy is very simple. A mine can never stop.  And we can’t stop either. We have to match that same intensity in everything we do. We are 100% committed to leveraging our global network of facilities, resources and people to provide what our customers need to be successful.

Our promise.

We proudly stand side-by-side with the people who dedicate their lives to the discovery, exploration and development of precious resources in order to make daily life and the future brighter, for everyone.

We value uncompromising safety, positively impacting local communities and greater environmental sustainability through every aspect of our company.

To the ends of the earth. And back.

We are Molycop.



Nupress Group

Category:  Excellence in Sustainable Operations

The Nupress Group has a “First Class” focus on business development and sustainability through investment in our people, our manufacturing technologies, our quality and our customer service.

“Supplying leading edge products with the latest technology to Mining, Building, Aerospace & Defence and now Medical.”

Our Toronto office manages the North American customer base with our Newcastle Head office and manufacturing facility leading the way.

Our People – A “First Class” commitment to our people through development, advancement, opportunity, safety and training.

Our Manufacturing Technologies – “First Class” implementation of “best practice” manufacturing methodologies through our commitment to the upgrade and technological advancement of our manufacturing facilities.

Our Customer Service – “First Class” customer service embracing clear communication and ensuring our client’s expectations are our key focus.

Our Quality – “First Class” focus on continual improvement of our people, our manufacturing technologies and our customer service abilities.

For more information visit www.nupress.com.au

R&R Murphy

Category: Manufacturing Pivot Award

R&R Murphy Pty Ltd was  established in 2004 by Rod & Rose Murphy and is an award-winning company with a reputation for being a quality provider in metal fabrication and manufacturing  and specialises in a range of industries including Defence, Mining, Architecture,  Water filtration and Transport Maintenance.

We have a highly skilled workforce with our capabilities and skills varying from light sheet metal work  in stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel up to heavy fabrication in the same materials. We have a well equipped workshop with 3000 m² of workshop floor, we also hold triple ISO accreditation  for safety, quality, and environment, we also follow the lean manufacturing principals and maintain a fully integrated Business Management System.

We provide a flexible, adaptive and innovative service, working closely with our clients to create and design the best solutions for their needs.

We take pride in our people, our culture and our relationship with our clients and suppliers.

For more information: http:/www.rrmurphy.com/

Phone – 02 4920-6503

Whiteley Corporation

Category: Rising Star Award


Whiteley Corporation is the leading global innovator in medical and industrial cleaning products.

Whiteley Corporation is committed to world leading research and innovative product development in the field of hygiene, cleaning and infection control products. With over 80 years’ experience in manufacturing, Whiteley Corporation has built a reputation for exceptionally high standards of research, product innovation and development, distribution and technical support on a global scale.

Whiteley Corporation’s diverse range of specialty products are categorised under two divisions; Whiteley Medical and Whiteley Industrial. For further information contact our Product Support Hotline on 1800 833 566 or email whiteley@whiteley.com.au or visit the website at www.whiteley.com.au.


The Measured Marketer

Online Media Sponsor


The Measured Marketer (TMM) is a boutique consultancy firm providing high-end strategic marketing and digital marketing advice and implementation. TMM supports businesses across a range of industries including Manufacturing, Property, Aged Care and Professional Services. Through our relationship with the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ programme, TMM has developed additional experience and specialist knowledge that is designed specifically to support businesses in Advanced Manufacturing, as well as other related industries such as Engineering Services and Information Technology.

Phone: 02 4989 6000  



2020 ‘In Kind’ Sponsors

Hunter Business Chamber


Hunter Business Chamber is the independent representative organisation for Australia’s largest regional business community. The Business Chamber is an advisor, a forum, a source of information and a point of access for its members. The Chamber provides to its 1000 members a comprehensive range of services including lobbying, advocacy, networking and advice including workplace relations, business advice and training. www.hunterbusinesschamber.com.au

Hunter Business Review


Hunter Business Publications is the leading specialist print information source for the Hunter business community. It keeps busy Hunter business people informed.

Hunter Research Foundation Centre


The Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre at the University of Newcastle conducts a regional program of academic research that is unique in Australia.

With the Hunter as an exemplar, the focus for the HRF Centre is on developing and sharing deep knowledge and insight on the dynamics of regions in transition. It provides research and analysis that builds economic and social strength in cities and regions undergoing profound change.

The Centre is recognised as a leader in delivering engaged research through outreach and engagement. That includes, for example, regular attendance of more than 250 significant regional stakeholders in business and government at the quarterly economic breakfasts in Newcastle.

The HRF Centre contributes to strategy and policy development by delivering insight and analysis to key industry and government stakeholders in innovative ways. It shares its expertise and findings nationally and internationally.

Join HRF Centre’s mailing list, find out about events or access Hunter research findings at www.newcastle.edu.au/hrfc

Call to find out more or discover how the Centre can assist you with your research needs on 02 4985 4304

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McEwan and Partners


McEwan and Partners are Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers established to assist business to achieve goals. We apply innovative solutions to innovative business  –  successful manufacturers think outside the square,and so do we.  Contact us at info@mcewans.com.au.

NCP Printing

NCP Printing is a commercial print media company, with facilities in Sydney and Newcastle, specialising in providing innovative print solutions. Established for over thirty five years, NCP Printing is known as a leader in the Australian print market.

NCP has an ongoing programme of commissioning modern plant, the latest in prepress print equipment and digital printing. Our in house support facilities include reproduction (with full digital direct to plate), finishing and binderyforms managementpackaginglogistics and computer print management.

For more information visit www.ncp.com.au or call 02 4926 1300.

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