Greenspan takes important award
ENGINEERING company Greenspan Technology has gained a reputation worldwide for its problem-solving water and weather projects over many years.
Yet, amazingly, the Coffs Harbour-based achievers have only just won statewide business recognition.
The company has been a worthy winner at the NSW Business Chamber Awards, taking out the award for innovation at a ritzy ceremony at the Sydney Town Hall.
Greenspan general manager Mark Wolf said the recognition was unexpected and is vital in the company’s future bids for offshore contracts.
"This recognition is fantastic and gives us leverage politically to win major international contracts," Mr Wolf said.
"The directors of our parent company, Tyco, in the United States, are pleased to hear about the success and it could put us in the position to especially win more international projects with aid agencies.
"One such project we have completed was with Oz Aid to install a flood-warning system on China’s Yangtze River," he said.
Domestically the company also has a host of major projects on the move.
It’s just won a contract with Santos Coal in Queensland to install monitoring technology across its mines in the Surat Basin.
While Greenspan Technology has been one of the best kept business stories at a state level, it’s international success has for some time been realised locally.
The company again cleaned up at the 2010 Sunnies Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce Awards, winning the Business of the Year and the Manufacturing and Innovative Award.
Greenspan is also assisting Coffs Harbour City Council in the installation of a flood early-warning system for Coffs Creek.