Newcastle Defense Supplier Takes Out Innovation Award

ATSA has taken out the much coveted Innovation Award at the Annual HunterNet Chairman's Awards.

Accepting the award on behalf of ATSA was Jennylee Taylor, the company's general manager. On acceptance, she spoke of the company's commitment to high-tech electronics in the notably tough environments of defense and offshore oil and gas.

"Our people have a great deal of passion for their work," said Ms Taylor.

She also acknowledged the vision of the company's owners – the Burrowes and Hodges families - whose belief in ATSA led them to taking risks in this niche market through the acquisition of UVS to enable them to service multiple markets nationwide.

The gala awards night was attended by local dignitaries Tim Owen MP and Sharon Claydon MP, as well as over 200 staff of member companies of business co-operative HunterNet.

Focused on resource sharing and group sourcing strategies, HunterNet connects over 200 manufacturing firms in key industries in Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Valley region.

The company is based in Newcastle and has offices in Melbourne and Perth.