HeliMods named Queensland’s 2019 Regional Exporter of the Year

Sunshine Coast aerospace technology company HeliMods was announced last night as the 2019 Premier of Queensland’s Regional Exporter of the Year, in recognition of its outstanding export success.

This award comes off the back of an impressive year of growth and international success, including a multi-million dollar export contract with Canadian air ambulance provider Ornge, where HeliMods’ patented powered stretcher technology is transforming the delivery of patient care and paramedic safety across the province of Ontario.

HeliMods was founded in 2002 by fourth-generation Sunshine Coast local, Will Shrapnel, who has built the business into what is now a globally renowned provider of aerospace technologies and solutions, servicing customers all over the world from its impressive facility in Caloundra.

“Winning the award last night and being named Queensland’s Regional Exporter of the Year is an absolutely incredible feeling,” said Will. “I can’t even begin to describe the immense pride I feel in being able to represent our region and our state through the important work that we do, and to showcase our home-grown capability and talent to customers all over the world.”

“We have built an amazing team here on the Coast of some of the most talented, driven, passionate and energetic people, who come to work every day to help solve some of the most complex problems in our industry. With this team and the technology we’ve invested in, we’re able to perform really high value, specialist work for customers absolutely anywhere in the world, from right here on the Sunshine Coast.”

“We’ve worked really hard to get to where we are today, so to be recognised for our efforts through such a prestigious award really means a lot to us. A huge thank you to the team and to everyone that has supported us along the way to get to this point in our export journey, which we know is only just the beginning!”

In addition to winning Regional Exporter of the Year, HeliMods was also one of four finalists in the Manufacturing and Advanced Materials award category. In securing their Regional Exporter award win, HeliMods will now be entered into the Australian Export Awards, which will be held in Canberra on 3 December 2019.

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