Winner – Telstra Business of the Year

Machinery Automation and Robotics was named the 2008 Telstra Australian Business of the Year by Telstra CEO, Sol Trujillo.

Machinery Automation and Robotics’ win comes 21 years after its founder Clyde Campbell started the business with “one person, a tool box and a dream,” along with a vision to deliver manufacturing solutions that incorporate advanced robotics for production critical industries. The business has grown to employ a team of 47 staff servicing clients across the globe, from its offices in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Speaking at the event, Mr Rudd also announced that Telstra and Austrade had set up the Export Assistance Program to help winners from the Telstra Business Awards further develop their export potential.

Mr Rudd said the collaboration between Telstra and Austrade would ensure that the country’s top achievers who export can get the help they need to take their business to compete on the world stage.

Telstra CEO, Sol Trujillo, applauded Machinery Automation and Robotics for the win and its role as a role model for other small and medium businesses.

Telstra Business Awards 2008

  • 2008 NSW Business of the Year

  • 2008 NSW AMP Innovation Award