Gallagher’s Takes Supreme ExportNZ Award
Gallagher Group has taken out the supreme award for the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for Auckland and
Judges were impressed with the way the Hamilton-based business has become the leading technology company in animal
management, security and fuel system industries over the past 80 years.
Founded in 1937, Gallagher’s was initially a 10-person business which designed and delivered New Zealand’s first
electric fence solution. Today, it employs 1100 people across a global network of 10 countries through three business
In tonight’s awards, it also won the Westpac Best Large Business (goods exports) category.
The Auckland Airport Exporters Champion (for services to export) was awarded to Sir Patrick Hogan for his contribution
to New Zealand’s Thoroughbred industry and influence on putting the country on the world map due to his breeding
He made his mark early on in his career due to his uncanny ability to take the right punt at the right time. Perhaps his
best known punt was on an unfashionable stallion called Sir Tristram, who he syndicated and who went on to sire some of
the best performers on the race track.
"Our awards demonstrate the vibrancy of the export sector. The judges said the competition was intense. And while that
may have made their job difficult it clearly shows the high calibre of talent and innovation that represents New Zealand
on the world stage," says Catherine Lye, Regional Manager - ExportNZ Auckland
"We’re all about building a community of exporters to help each other to prosper through collegial support, inspiration
and sound advice. We need to celebrate the success of our exporters and these awards are just one way we do this," says
Sir Ken Stevens, National Chairman - ExportNZ.
Seven category winners were announced from 27 finalists at the awards, along with the supreme winner and exporters
champion at the event in Auckland tonight.
ExportNZ Auckland and ExportNZ Waikato are divisions of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.
2018 winners for the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards
1. Baldwins Intellectual Property Excellence in Innovation Endace helps its customers manage critical data networks. Via
its platforms it helps its customers to accurately detect, investigate and analyse network security and performance
issues. Global customers include banks, hospitals, telecommunications companies, healthcare providers, retailers, web
giants and governments. (Auckland) Other finalists were:
- Valocity Limited (Auckland)
- Organic Initiative (Auckland)
- Spring Sheep Milk Co. (Auckland)
- Serko (Auckland)
2. DHL Best Emerging Business (goods exports) Auckland BioSciences is in the business of manufacturing and exporting
premium New Zealand made animal derived serum and plasma. The four-year old company exports 90% of its products to 14
countries around the world for use in veterinary vaccines, which are critical to the health of global livestock
populations. (Auckland) Other finalists were: - Helix Flight Manufacturing Machines Limited (Waikato) - Loadscan Limited
(Waikato) - Progressive Equipment Limited (Waikato) - Spring Sheep Milk Co (Auckland) - Zeffer Cider Co (Auckland)
3. EMA Best Emerging Business (services exports) Haka Educational Tours is part of the award-winning Haka Tourism Group
and is a dedicated academic and sport travel company. From curriculum focused school trips, to faculty led University
tours and touring school sports teams, it provides a solution for all your global domestic student travel needs.
(Auckland) Other finalist: - EverEdge Global (Auckland)
4. Ports of Auckland Best Medium Business (goods exports) Ross Roof Group is a family owned roofing company celebrating
75 years in the industry. With a strong focus on exporting their stone-coated steel tiles, they now operate in all
regions of the world with six offices and 17 staff located in the USA, UK, Europe, Japan, UAE and Argentina. (Auckland)
Other finalists were: - Hunter Filling Systems Limited (Waikato) - MIX Limited (Auckland) - Oceanmax International
5. BDO Best Medium Business (services exports) More4Apps creates solutions for users of the Oracle E-Business Suite. In
2000 its developers identified the need for desktop software that enables the easy upload of transactions and other
information to Oracle and it has been growing since then. It specialises in providing products for both end-users and
developers. (Waikato) Other finalists were: - Company-X (Waikato) - Mindfull (Auckland) - Valocity Limited (Auckland)
6. Westpac Best Large Business (goods exports) Gallagher Group are a global leader in designing ground breaking animal
management, security and fuel systems solutions. As a successful private company in New Zealand, Gallagher employ more
than 1,000 staff worldwide throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. (Waikato)
Other finalists were: - Invenco Group Limited (Auckland) - Milk New Zealand Dairy Limited (Auckland) - New Zealand
7. NZTE Best Large Business (services exports) Gentrack Group designs, builds, deploys and provides supporting solutions
for some of the most progressive utilities and airports around the world. Pairing powerful platforms with deep market
knowledge, Gentrack enables customers to lower service costs, foster innovation and confidently navigate market reform.
(Auckland) Other finalist: - EROAD (Auckland)