NSW Mining Supplier of the Year Finalist 2020

We’re excited to be listed as a finalist in the NSW Minerals Council 2020 NSW Mining Industry and Suppliers Awards.

Nominated in the ‘NSW Mining Supplier of the Year’ category for the development and deployment of Rockstarter, our innovative multi-functional outlet starter designed for use in underground hard rock mines, highlights our ongoing commitment to R&D for our customers across NSW.

With proven experience in the design and manufacture of industry leading power and safety systems for hazardous environments, Ampcontrol has leveraged this expertise to create not only a high quality, high performing and versatile design, but one that is competitively priced for hard rock customers across the globe.

This finalist nomination follows two Good Design Awards wins for Rockstarter in the Engineering Design and Product Design categories in 2019.

We look forward to celebrating with the industry and other finalists at the online awards on Thursday 18 June, at 3.30pm (AEST) – register to attend today.

Find out more about Rockstarter

Ampcontrol Supports Academic Scholarship To Boost STEM Careers

With a commitment to developing career pathways for those looking to enter into a STEM based career, Ampcontrol has once again supported the prestigious Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program.

Ampcontrol CEO & Managing Director, Rod Henderson, proudly presented the 2020 recipient of the Ampcontrol Academic Scholarship, Magdalen Newton, with $2,000 to help kick start her first year of tertiary study.

With a personal interest and passion for renewable energy, Magdalen is undertaking a Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.

A sponsor of the Program for the past 3 years, Rod Henderson said “not only are we proud to support students in our local community financially as they take their next step in their academic journey, the Program provides local pathways to STEM related qualifications and future employment opportunities with  businesses such as Ampcontrol”.

The Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program is an annual partnership between Port Stephens Council and local businesses to support the next generation of local business and industry leaders as they embark on their tertiary study.

In 2020, 18 talented and inspiring students shared in a scholarship pool of $36,000 to boost their education. A full list of scholarship winners can be found HERE

Ampcontrol Announced as Finalist at Australian Water Association 2020 NSW Water Awards

On the back of our success in 2019 at the Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards and Hunter Business Awards, Ampcontrol has been announced as a finalist at the Australian Water Association 2020 NSW Water Awards for their breakthrough water solution Gilghi.

Receiving the nod with our hydrology partner Aurecon in the Infrastructure Innovation Award category, finalists are recognised for their innovation and excellence in the technology, business and delivery of water projects.

Led by Ampcontrol and developed in partnership with Aurecon, Gilghi was manufactured and commissioned as a unique remote area solar water treatment unit that utlilises advanced battery technology. This in-house developed, two-way inverter and locally sourced water treatment and reverse osmosis system that is neatly packaged for delivery in a shipping container. The system offers either a 3G/4G or iridium satellite link for remote monitoring and alarming of the power system and water treatment process. With a range of configurations and a plug and play commissioning process, Gilghi is a simple solution to a variety of applications.

The NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner and Awards celebrate the NSW water industry’s achievements where winners of the 2020 NSW Water Awards will be announced on Friday 28 February, 2020.

100 Australian Engineering Leaders Featuring Ampcontrol Co-Founder

This year Engineers Australia turns 100. In celebration they are showcasing Australian Engineering Leaders who “pushed boundaries, defied odds, and came up with innovations that no-one could have imagined 100 years ago”.

At Ampcontrol we’re proud our co-founder Peter Cockbain is featured in the Engineers Australia publication “Anything is Possible 100 Australian Engineering Leaders”. The book celebrates 100 Australian engineers past and present who have made a difference.

Peter is featured as a leader in manufacturing and strong champion of the Australian advanced manufacturing industry as well as one of the founders of the international business that is Ampcontrol. He’s in esteemed company, featured alongside engineering leaders such as Sir Peter Nicol Russell whom Australia’s highest recognition of individual engineering achievement is named and Sir Ernest Fisk who introduced Australians to the airwaves.

Peter joined Engineers Australia in 1966 and started volunteering around 50 years ago to return some of the benefits that Engineers Australia had given him. Peter’s voluntary contributions include National President of Engineers Australia in 2006, a member of the University of Newcastle Council, the Engineering Faculty Advisory Board and the University Student Services Board, a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, Senator Kim Carr’s Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council, a Director of Standards Australia and Chairman of the Standards Development Committee. In 2015, he received a Member of the Order of Australia honour for his significant contribution to the mining and energy sectors and professional organisations. Find out more about Peter’s voluntary roles.

Congratulations to Peter and all of the 100 Australian engineers past and present, who have the honour of being included in this publication.

Ampcontrol Finalists in the Hunter Safety Awards!

Celebrating its fifth year, the Hunter Safety Awards have announced the 2020 finalists who have demonstrated positive approaches to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) in their workplace. Ampcontrol is represented as finalists in three categories.

  • Best WHS Improvement Award (Large Organisation)
  • Best Health and Wellbeing Award (Large Organisation)
  • WHS Champion of the Year – Carolyn Parish

The Hunter Safety Awards was launched in 2016 to highlight and acknowledge companies and individuals within the Hunter region who demonstrate best-practice and innovative approaches when it comes to workplace health and safety. Find out more about the 2020 Hunter Safety Awards