Victoria's auto industry elite unveiled

Melbourne, 9 May – Seventeen automotive businesses across Victoria have been announced as winners in the
inaugural VACC Industry Awards ceremony held at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, on Saturday, 7 May. 

The 2016 VACC Industry Awards is a new initiative by the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC),
Victoria’s automotive industry peak body, to recognise and promote the industry’s best operators. 

“High standards are important to the automotive industry, so VACC initiated the Industry Awards to recognise and
promote those businesses who set the bar high and go above and beyond,” VACC Executive Director, Geoff Gwilym, said. 

Awards in 21 categories were highly sought after by elite businesses across Victoria and included achievement in:
mechanical and body repairs; car, motorcycle, truck and farm machinery sales; tyre retailing; auto recycling;
and service station, towing, and aftermarket and retail business operations. 

More than 200 applications were received for the 2016 VACC Industry Awards. All were assessed by a panel of expert
judges, whose decisions were audited by a Standards Australia representative, on customer service, training, occupational
health and safety, environmental compliance and more. 

“VACC acknowledges the high calibre of applications. In the face of strong competition motorists can be assured that any business winning a VACC Industry Award this year is a truly fine business. VACC congratulates every one of them,” Mr Gwilym said. 

Applications for the 2017 VACC Industry Awards open in October 2016.

See a full list of winners here

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VACC Executive Director, Geoff Gwilym VACC Executive Director, Geoff Gwilym
VACC Executive Director, Geoff Gwilym, gives the Best Auto Recycler award to Dean Byron, of Smart Parts in Ballarat