Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 00:00

Orrcon Steel has been recognised as being amongst Australia’s most innovative organisations, winning the Australian Business Award for Best Software Product in the 2011 Awards. The software awarded was the Section Translation Guide (STG)www.sectiontranslation.com.au an internet based software application. 

 

The Australian Business Award for Best Software Product recognises software products that demonstrate product superiority offering a point of difference from their competitors. This includes operating systems, development tools, applications and utilities.

 

Commenting on the award, Managing Director for Orrcon Steel Mr Leon Andrewartha said: “This award shows Orrcon Steel is very competent technically and reinforces our commitment to research and development. This innovative approach in support of Australian design technology is just a part of our efforts to enable our customers to improve their energy efficiency and reduce the level of green house gases” said Leon.

 

Dario Beccia – Senior Project Engineer with Orrcon Steel, has guided the development of this Australian first, internet based service.

 

“The STG will allow structural design engineers and architects to assess the use of hollow sections to replace open sections with just a click of a mouse - providing numerous benefits on top of the simplicity of choice. The STG is a free resource to industry, which will introduce more structural designers to Orrcon Steel” said Dario.

 

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Business Awards program recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, corporate responsibility, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries. A total of 103 recipients were honoured from the 928 organisations that participated in the 2011 Awards.

 

Tara Johnston, Program Director of the Australian Business Awards, said the standard of entries for 2011 was a testament to the strength and resilience of the Australian economy.

 

“Australian businesses continue to adapt business processes, invest in product development and develop dynamic e-business initiatives that increase productivity and quality standards for all. The Australian Business Awards provide a welcome opportunity for organisations committed to business and product excellence to receive recognition throughout their respective industries for driving positive business outcomes,” said Johnston.

 

“We are proud that the Awards continue to promote the key values in the workplace which foster a vibrant organisational culture and encourage enterprise, product innovation, service excellence, marketing excellence, environmental sustainability and community contribution. We would like to congratulate all the 2011 winners for achieving exceptional results within the respective award categories.”