Hanlon Industries a leader in manufacturing

Hanlon Industries is a family owned and operated business and has been in the Geelong region for over 20 years. (Supplied)

Elle Cecil

Having operated for over 20 years in Geelong, Hanlon Industries has been recognised as an industry leader at the Geelong Business Excellence Awards for 2021.

Taking out the Advanced Manufacturing and Industry Award, Hanlon Industries is a family-owned and operated business, with their major expertise in steel fabrication and commercial construction.

Hanlon Industries is renowned as one of Australia’s biggest and best facilitators of functional end-to-end, in-house capabilities, including concept, design, project management, manufacturing, construction labor and equipment hire.

Credited by the judging panel with providing exceptional support and career development opportunities, Hanlon Industries has a strong focus on working as a team.

Hanlon Industries was nominated for a variety of awards, with general manager Elly Hanlon saying the award is a testament to the drive, energy, passion and excellence that the team consistently displays.

“It was pretty exciting to even be nominated, let alone win this award – it’s our main industry as steel fabricators so there was a lot of shock and excitement,” Elly says.

“It’s given us the enthusiasm to keep driving in the advanced manufacturing space and is pushing us to up our strategic planning, making sure we can continue to be the best and stay relevant in the industry.”

The board and senior management team gathered at the function room of 1915 in North Geelong to watch the awards together.

“When we saw that we’d won the Advanced Manufacturing and Industry Award, there was a big cheer and everyone started clapping,” Elly explains of the moment they won.

“The staff at 1915 ran some champagne up as soon as they heard us start cheering, they’d had it sitting on ice and were waiting to hear the round of applause!”

Elly and the rest of the 150-strong team at Hanlon Industries are proud to be a part of the Geelong community and thank all those involved in the awards process.

“The Geelong Chamber of Commerce does a really good job of recognising businesses and ensuring that you feel valued and special throughout the experience.”

The 2021 Geelong Business Excellence Awards were held as a virtual awards night on Tuesday, October 19 and celebrated the region’s clever, creative and resilient businesses and business leaders.