Sassda Columbus Stainless awards 2018

09 November 2018

The winners of the 2018 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards have been announced at a glittering banquet in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 189 entries from 53 companies resulting in a stellar list of more than 60 finalists.

Speaking at the event, Sassda Executive Director John Tarboton said, “This year, perhaps more than ever, awards of this nature are essential as they celebrate the innovation, strength and durability of the South African stainless steel industry, despite the buffeting winds of change that have beset our country in the two years since the last awards event was held.”

The judges felt the overall winner ND Engineering was consistently impressive with a variety of projects in a number of different categories. As a result, not only did it achieve winner status in the Manufacturing Innovation and Duplex Stainless Steel categories, but was also first runner up in the Welding category and achieved merit awards in both the Export and Agro-Processing categories.

The winner for Architecture, Building and Construction category is Antonini Darmon Architects.

The winner for Business Excellence category is Fabrinox and the Runner up was Sello’s Gutters.

A new addition to the awards was the Most Transformed Category which pays homage to those companies that have embraced change within their business structures. Looking at winner Sky Hill Heavy Engineering, the judges commented, “Through training and equity partnerships, the company has transformed from a Level 5 B-BBEE company against the new codes in 2016/2017 to a Level 1 B-BBEE company.