Douglas Pharmaceuticals wins Supreme Award at 2016 American Chamber of Commerce DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards

 Auckland, 18th August 2016 The 17th annual AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards were held at the Pullman Auckland Hotel last night, with Douglas Pharmaceuticals winning the Supreme Award for trade with the United States.

Award judging panel member, Alex Broughton said “Douglas demonstrates a very high standard of business strategy, operation and performance. The establishment of Douglas Pharmaceuticals America in 2003 to sell generics into the US pharmaceutical market has delivered standout growth with Douglas Pharmaceuticals on track to grow their global sales to $244m by 2020. The Judges also noted that Douglas Pharmaceuticals are committed to continuous Innovative R&D investment”.

Mark Foy, Country Manager for DHL Express New Zealand, who announced the supreme winner, said: “Douglas Pharmaceuticals epitomises the Kiwi success story and reflects the entrepreneurial and innovative businesses that are experiencing on-going growth trading with the U.S. As a rapidly-expanding pharmaceutical company with a reputation for high manufacturing standards, Douglas Pharmaceuticals has grown their export business into the U.S. in a relatively short timeframe and we congratulate them on their success.”

The Supreme Award is chosen from the winners of each of the categories presented on the night. The complete list of winners is as follows:

  • Importer of the Year from the USA: Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Ltd
  • Investor of the Year to or from the USA: Baxter Healthcare Ltd
  • Exporter of the Year – under NZ$1 million: Heilala Vanilla Ltd
  • Exporter of the Year – NZ$1 million – $10 million:  Aranz Medical Ltd
  • Exporter of the Year – over NZ$10 million: Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Trevor Eagle Memorial Award – AmCham Supporter of the Year: Everedge Global (NZ) Ltd
  • Eric & Kathy Hertz Award for Citizen Diplomacy: Bodeker Scientific Ltd
  • Supreme Award Winner:  Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

 

This year’s award finalists were some of the strongest AmCham has seen in the last seventeen years and the judges decided to award a number of Highly Commended certificates. These were presented to:
Autogrow Systems Ltd
Howick Ltd
ExportX Ltd
Constellation Brands New Zealand
WhereScape Software Ltd

The AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards celebrate success and innovation in the export, import and investment sectors between New Zealand and its third-largest trading partner, the USA.  Winners of the importer, exporter and the Eric & Kathy Hertz award categories receive 100,000 airline miles from Hawaiian Airlines. 

In addition to AmCham, DHL-Express and Hawaiian Airlines, the Awards are also supported by 3M New Zealand, Baldwins, Fonterra, Prescient Marketing & Communications, The Pullman Auckland Hotel, media partner The Business, and wine sponsor Fine Wine Delivery Company.

Other previous winners of the Supreme Award include Zespri International, Specialist Marine Interiors, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Zeacom, Pratt & Whitney Air New Zealand Services t/a Christchurch Engine Centre, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Buckley Systems, Vista Entertainment, Greenshell New Zealand, Orion Health and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.


Finalists Announced for the 2016 AmCham-DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards

AUCKLAND, 18 July, 2016– The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand has today announced the finalists for the 2016 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, held in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines, the 17th year of these awards celebrating success and innovation for companies doing business with the USA.

Mike Hearn, Executive Director for AmCham, says 2016 has seen another very strong group of entries, covering a diverse range of products and services. While technology companies are again to the forefront of finalists there are some strong entries from pharmaceuticals, wine, building products, cars, food & beverage and engineered products.  

“Exports to the USA increased for the 6th consecutive year and we are also seeing big growth in the services sector with the USA. The US accounts for 11.6% per cent of New Zealand’s total earnings from overseas trade.” says Mr Hearn.

Commenting on the finalists, Mark Foy, DHL Express Country Manager New Zealand, said: “The USA offers fantastic opportunities for local businesses and we’re seeing ongoing volume growth from both importers and exporters. The high caliber of the 2016 finalists highlights that Kiwi ingenuity is thriving. Innovative businesses are tapping into increased online connectedness and are reaping the benefits of trading with the USA.”

The finalists are:

Importer of the Year

  • -         Ford NZ & the All New Mustang
  • -         Protempo Ltd
  • -         SOS Hydration Ltd

Investor of the Year to or from the USA

  • -         Baxter Healthcare
  • -         Proliant Biologicals
  • -         Trimble Navigation New Zealand Ltd

Exporter of the Year to the USA under $1 million

  • -         Autogrow Systems Ltd
  • -         Heilala Vanilla
  • -         Packaworld International Ltd
  • -         Raygun Ltd

Exporter of the Year to the USA $1 million to $10 million

  • -         Aranz Medical
  • -         Cuddon Ltd – Cuddon Freeze Dry division
  • -         Export X
  • -        Giesen Wines
  • -      Howick Limited
  • -         James Dunlop Textiles Ltd
  • -         PowerbyProxi Ltd

Exporter of the Year to the USA over $10 million

  • -         Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • -         Constellation Brands
  • -         Gallagher Group
  • -         Protempo
  • -         Pushpay
  • -         Wherescape Software
  • -         Whitehaven Wine Company Ltd

Eric & Kathy Hertz Award for Citizen Diplomacy

  • -         Bodeker Scientific
  • -         Kaila Colbin
  • -         Young Enterprise Trust

One of the above will be chosen as the Supreme winner. 

One other award will be presented on the night:  The AmCham Supporter of the Year

The awards will be presented at a black tie gala dinner at the Pullman Hotel Auckland on 18th August. For details and tickets see www.amcham.co.nz

In addition to AmCham, DHL Express and Hawaiian Airlines, the awards are supported by 3M New Zealand, Baldwins, Fonterra Co-operative, Prescient Marketing & Communications, The Pullman Hotel and media sponsor The Business.

Previous winners of the Supreme Award have included Zespri International, Peace Software, Airways Corporation, HumanWare, Tenon, Orion Health, Zeacom, SMI Group, Fonterra and Pratt & Whitney Air New Zealand Services t/a Christchurch Engine Centre, Buckley Systems, Greenshell New Zealand, Vista Entertainment and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.


 

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2016 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines

The timetable for the 2016 awards:

  • Launch awards 29 April
  • Applications close 10 June
  • Judges announce finalists 15 July
  • Awards Dinner 18th August

Award categories Click on the relevant category below for the application form and all the criteria. If you have any issues opening the files below email mke@amcham.co.nz

Silver sponsors

  • 3M New Zealand
  • Baldwins
  • Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd
  • Prescient Marketing & Communications

For further information email mike@amcham.co.nz