10 Year Anniversary
Damon Australia celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a ceremony held at our manufacturing plant in Craigieburn. Mr. Harry Zhou, Damon Group’s founder and Company Chairman made the journey from Shanghai and endured a stay in quarantine to celebrate the milestone with us.
Opened in 2011, Damon Australia is the first manufacturing plant to be established by the Damon Group outside of China. Damon Australia’s business encompasses both Damon Technology Co. Ltd. and Damon Industrial Equipment Co. Ltd.
Damon Technology are specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of intelligent equipment and solutions for the logistics industry.
Damon Industrial Equipment’s core business is conveyor rollers and manufacture in excess of five million rollers per annum.
Alisa Chen was master of ceremonies welcoming our business leaders and guests and introducing our speakers to the stage.
Rick Woestyne, Damon Australia’s General Manger gave the opening speech praising Mr. Zhou and our Company Director, Ms. Xiaoying Mu for having the foresight and taking the risk to open a manufacturing plant in Australia. Rick attributed Damon Australia’s success to everybody that works here and the important role that each person plays at every level within the company and thanked all our colleagues from the Damon Group head office in Shanghai and factory in Huzhou for their support and the work they do on our behalf.
Our National Sales Manager and first employee, John Pappas shared his experiences and struggles from when the company started to where the company is today. Theo Filippidis, our factory manager also reflected on his time with the company and how the factory has evolved over the years. John and Theo received recognition for their dedication and service for the past ten years. Xiaoying Mu presented Rick with a tribute in appreciation for his leadership as General Manager.
In his speech, Mr. Zhou commended the staff both here and in China for working together to build the Australian based business and for their commitment and contributions to the Damon Group. He presented an award to the Australian operation for setting the benchmark for the other Damon offshore factories to emulate. “Looking back to the past, we are proud of what we have achieved, looking forward to the future, we still have a long way to go. Today, our Australian company has the perfect conditions to grow further including the right time, right place and right people.”
A big thank you to all our customers throughout our ten years for their support and their trust in Damon Australia to work with them to supply conveyor equipment and solutions.