Local manufacturers get rewarded
Caption Group: The crème of the crop was the top seven winners in each of the NMA categories, the gold award winners. Here they stand at the end of the event. During this prestigious event top achievers in the industry who are members of the NMA were awarded, with the overall Winners being Guans Packaging in the LARGE Category – judges’ choice, while in the CORPORATE Category – judges’ choice was Namibia Breweries.
The Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) hosed their fourth Manufacturer of the Year Awards Gala Dinner late last month, at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek.
During this prestigious event top achievers in the industry who are members of the NMA were awarded, with the overall Winners being Guans Packaging in the LARGE Category – judges’ choice, while in the CORPORATE Category – judges’ choice, Namibia Breweries rose to the top.
Mr Chris van Niekerk, renowned South African businessman and board member of various companies, listed and non-listed, among others KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd and Investec Equity Partner Pty Ltd was the invited Keynote speaker.
The following where the cream of the crop of each NMA category and are as follows: United Fishing Enterprises, Best Ambassador for Manufacturing in Namibia; Guans Packaging, Large Manufacturer of the Year; Ekango Salt Refiner, Medium Manufacturer of the Year;
Black Gold Compost, Small Manufacturer of the Year; Etosha Fishing Corporation, Most Environmentally Friendly award; Namibia Breweries, NMA Corporate Manufacturer of the Year and Unleashed Design CC, New Manufacturer of the Year
Meanwhile, Ronnie Varkevisser, CEO OF NMA said, an increased number of entries are a clear indication that the NMA members support this initiative.
“After a preliminary process ensuring that entries complied with the rules and regulations, judging took place by an independent panel of judges according to a predetermined set of criteria,” he said.
The panel of judges unanimously endorsed the three winners for each category. The judging included a physical visit to some companies to verify certain information. Thereafter the marks were processed by the auditor of the NMA, Grant Thornton Neuhaus, who then verified the ultimate winners per category.