Tuesday 2nd Jun, 2020

Supporting supplier success at the 2020 Bulk Awards

SEW Eurodrive tells ABHR why the company has decided to sponsor the Supplier of the Year award at the 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards.
Sew-Eurodrive’s new Generation X.e Industrial Gear Unit

SEW Eurodrive tells ABHR why the company has decided to sponsor the Supplier of the Year award at the 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards.


In April 2020, industries will be brought together to network, collaborate and share knowledge at BULK2020 and MEGATRANS2020.

The two expos will bring the diverse bulk handling, freight and logistics sectors together, with one ticket allowing entry into both shows, and offers an excellent opportunity for networking and growth.

As part of the event, the 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards and the logistics industry’s Mercury Awards will be held in tandem, shining an even brighter spotlight on exceptional individuals and businesses.

Sponsored by SEW Eurodrive, the awards night will take place over a gala dinner on Thursday 2 April 2020 and aims to shine a spotlight on suppliers that have lifted their performance for the benefit of their clients.

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Guido Wagner, SEW Eurodrive Industrial Gears Manager, says the awards is an opportunity for the company to demonstrate its commitment to recognising and supporting industry excellence and innovation.

“SEW Eurodrive recognises the importance of innovation, as our successes have been underpinned by innovative manufacturing, assembly and product solution set,” Wagner says.

“The awards are an excellent occasion for participants involved in the Australian bulk handling sector not only to get a deeper insight into the industry but also to celebrate its successes with a broad audience.”

SEW Eurodrive is a global designer and developer of mechanical power transmission systems and motor control electronics, headquartered in Germany. It provides its customers with a range of solutions including geared motors and gear units, high torque industrial gear units, high-efficiency motors, electronic frequency inverters and servo drive systems, decentralised drive systems, and after-sales technical support or training.

Businesses can sponsor awards and will have the privilege of presenting them to the winner. SEW Eurodrive is the proud sponsor of the Supplier of the Year award, which recognises suppliers operating in Australia that have helped customers reach their goals.

To be considered for the award, suppliers must have demonstrated the scope of their services in terms of locations, services offered and areas of expertise. They must also be able to showcase how they have excelled in productivity, efficiency, sustainability, safety and cost savings.

Michael Klose, SEW Eurodrive Business Development Manager, says suppliers play a vital role within the industry.

“A lot of the time, the focus is on the end user or the customer, but without a good supplier they wouldn’t be able to reach those goals,” he says.

“By supporting the event, not only do we help showcase the suppliers and manufacturers that win, we also provide a positive space to acknowledge and encourage innovation. People that work hard deserve the recognition, and by providing that, it inspires others.”

SEW Eurodrive has been a long-term supporter of the event, having sponsored it for many years.

Klose says the publicity of the twin events will be beneficial to the bulk handling industry.

“The competition will help the industry continue competing and growing,” he says.

“I’m excited to see all of the finalists and to congratulate the winners.”