Queensland export award for Cook Medical

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Cook Medical Australia has been named the winner of the Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Health and Biotechnology.

The company has been recognised for its export success and contribution to research and industry in the sector.

Managing director Cook Medical Asia-Pacific and vice president Cook Incorporated, Barry Thomas, said the award is welcome recognition of the company’s commitment to innovation, investment in people and drive to expand into new markets.

“It is an exciting time for Cook Medical Australia. Such recognition enhances our opportunity to make advancements in the medical device industry, enabling us to deliver value for our customers and to continue helping to improve patient outcomes,” said Mr Thomas.

 “We thank our entire team for their collective efforts in helping us win this award.”

Cook Medical was also selected as a Finalist for the Export Award for Manufacturing.

“We’re honoured to be recognised among the other award winners and finalists and congratulate Tritium for winning Queensland’s Exporter of the Year Award for 2018,” added Mr Thomas.

Earlier this year the company announced it was expanding capacity with the establishment of a second manufacturing shift and the addition of 94 new jobs to meet increasing export demand.

The company also launched the Australian Research Council Research Hub for the Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices with the goal of transforming Australia’s medical technology industry.