Outstanding efforts recognised at the 2023 GUD Excellence Awards

In early December we had the privilege of hosting close to 150 leaders and talented team members across the GUD businesses to recognise & celebrate outstanding achievements at the 2023 Annual Excellence Awards.

These awards recognise the best of the best in respect of Safety, Innovation, and Sustainability.  All three categories being critical business foundations and enablers of the strategies which exist within our businesses.  

 From 79 entries the judges chose three finalists in each category.  Entries were received from across our businesses and from multiple geographies given our now global presence.   

 It is with much pleasure that we can now share the winners (in bold) with you, as follows:

 Safety, Health & Wellbeing-Individual

  • Brown and Watson - Pick Layout Project - Stephen Clinch
  • Wesfil Australia Pty Ltd - Vault Check & 9 Branches - Amanda Holland
  • Griffiths Equipment - Safety Culture Bug: Teamwide Infestation Initiative - Charmaine Dymock

 Safety, Health & Wellbeing – Team

  • Innovative Mechatronics Group - Infinitev - Safe site setup from day one
  • Cruisemaster & East Coast Bullbars - Lunch & Learn, Taking it to the team leaders   
  • Australian Clutch Services - ACS Safety Messaging 

 Safety, Health & Wellbeing – Business

  • Brown and Watson - BWI Golden Rules    
  • BWI-KOREA - ISO45001 Future Value Project          
  • Griffiths Equipment - Driving Thriving: Strengthening Teams, Enriching Communities           

 Innovation - Product

  • AutoPacific Group - Cruisemaster Modular Trailer Suspension
  • Ryco Filters - RCC360 Catch can
  • BWI - Intelli Grid

 Innovation – Process

  • Cruisemaster - Couplings Assembly, Manual Task Elimination
  • Disc Brakes Australia - Efficiency of the Manufacturing-to-Warehouse Transfer Process
  • Australian Clutch Services - New Custom Clutch Process

 Innovation – Partnership

  • Vision X - Omen Light bar
  • IM Group (Infinitev) - Collaboration Infinitev & UniMelb for Sustainable Battery Remanufacturing
  • Griffiths Equipment - Driver Reviver - Lights, Sounds, Action!!!


  • Innovative Mechatronics Group - Sustainable packaging from waste cardboard
  • Best Bars - Variable Speed Air Compressor, Power Saving
  • Auto Pacific Group - Sustainable Packaging - Titan Tray MK3

 Congratulations again to all the finalists, and a very special congratulations to each of the category winners.  


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