Taree’s Steber International is one of ten finalists for the NSW Business Chamber excellence in export award.
Steber International quality EHS manager Colin Steber said the nomination was a “major accolade”.
“That’s a pretty high accolade just to reach that level,” he said.
The business has experienced significant growth in export sales over the last one to two years.
“Orders started to come in once the Australia dollar was right,” Colin said.
He added that the business is proud to be an international exporter while being based in Taree.
“It’s a pretty good feeling, not just for this business but for the local area because when we get export orders then that tends for more growth and for more local people and trainees to be employed,” he said.
He said a key to their exporting was the lure of international companies requiring custom built crafts.
Steber have displayed in shows and exported to areas such as South Korea, China, Singapore, Mauritius, Japan, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and parts of the Middle East.
“We’ve put our footprint around the world and continue to,” Colin said.
“When we weren’t exporting, we kept our name there and our presence.”
The business claimed the business of the year and excellence in export awards at the recent Mid North Coast Regional Business Awards.