VACC Awards

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Updated: October 24, 2019

Dandenong engineering and remanufacturing business wins elite industry award.

City of Greater Dandenong business, HM Gem Engines has been awarded Best Engine Reconditioner (large business), in the prestigious 2019 VACC Industry Awards.

Thirty-six elite businesses and business people were announced as winners in the 2019 VACC Industry Awards, the premier prize dedicated to the Victorian Automotive Industry.

Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Chief Executive, Geoff Gwilym said that the industry Awards demonstrate VACC members commitment to quality and customer service.

“It is a huge accolade to be named the best in Victoria and these businesses have all proved themselves worthy of that title,” said Mr Geoff Gwilym.

Categories for the 2019 VACC

Awards included mechanical repairs, auto electrical, recycling, body repair, engine reconditioning, farm machinery, heavy vehicle repair, new and used car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle dealers, service station and convenience stores, aftermarket and retail, towing and tyre dealers. Two new categories of Best Business Women in Automotive and Young Entrepreneur of the Year were included in this year’s awards.

Eight expert judges evaluated entries based on business management, workplace practices, customer service, marketing and communication and an independent standards representative audited the judging ensuring that only the finest of VACC’s 5,500 members would be announced as finalists.

The Awards were initiated by the VACC in 2016 in recognition of the many outstanding businesses operating across the state and the 2019 various category winners were announced at the black tie dinner at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

As a multiple winner of this award since its inception, HM Gem Engines was recognised among four other outstanding companies and individuals with induction into the VACC Automotive Industry Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honour.

With its head office and principle engine reconditioning and remanufacturing plant located in Dandenong, HM Gem Engines is recognised as the largest engine remanufacturer in Australia with engineering service plants strategically located down the east coast of Australia, employing in excess of 100 people.

Today the company not only remanufacturers engines for passenger, 4WD and light commercial vehicles but is now fully equipped to service engines and provide machining services for heavy transport, mining, construction and marine diesel engines of 5,000 HP and more.

For more information visit www.hmgem.com.au