Digga scoops up prestigious awards

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Gold Coast gearbox and machinery manufacturer Digga took home a swag of awards in 2013 and are making their mark overseas.

Digga scoops up prestigious awards
Digga’s CEO Suzie Wright accepts the Manufacturing and Construction award at the Gold Coast Business Awards

Digga, Australia’s largest manufacturer and exporter of gearboxes and machinery attachments have been recognised at the recent Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards and the Premier of Queensland Export Awards.

Digga won the monthly award for Manufacturing and Construction, in the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards on October 24 and the following night was awarded the coveted Dermot McManus Award at the Queensland Export Awards as well as being named finalist in the construction category.

The Dermot McManus Award is one of four major awards handed out on the night and it recognises exporters that have demonstrated strong leadership ability in business innovation and best practice, including strategy, production and processes.

The award follows the opening of Digga’s fifth company owned facility this year in the United States. The state of the art 4,300 square-metres facility is in Dyersville, Iowa — the town where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. It is centrally based for fast supply and service to Digga’s growing North America dealer network.

Digga’s world-class gearboxes and componentry are manufactured on the Gold Coast and shipped to the Iowa facility, where additional assembly and fabrication of products is performed.

"Export markets are a significant focus of Digga’s growth plans, ensuring the long-term future of our main manufacturing facility on the Gold Coast," Digga CEO Suzie Wright says.

By winning the monthly award at the Gold Coast Business Awards Digga is now in the running to win the Supreme award for Gold Coast Business of the Year, an award Digga has won twice previously in 2003 and 2009.

"We’re delighted to be presented with this award. It honours our dedicated teams whose energy and talent keep Digga at the forefront of our industry and manufacturing in Australia. We’ve had a great year. Our businesses in Australia, Europe and America have all seen good growth," Wright says.

Digga is 100 per cent privately Australian owned and manufactures more than 32 ranges of machinery attachments, such as auger drives, trenchers, augers, brooms and wear parts for the earthmoving machinery industry.

Digga currently exports to more than 52 countries supporting more than 400 dealers and distributors worldwide and employs more than 200 people.

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