Makinex welcomes Michael Hilti

Everyone was thrilled to welcome Michael Hilti to Makinex Sydney Headquarters on Friday 19th Oct.

 

Michael Hilti and Rory Kennard spent time discussing new products and innovation within the construction industry.

 

Makinex have worked with Hilti for the last 7 years with the Jackhammer Trolley Hilti version and Hilti selling the Makinex Tile Smasher Heads.

 

Makinex and Hilti have a longstanding appreciation and passion for finding innovative ways to make the construction industry more efficient.

 

Hilti was established in 1941, and Makinex aspire to follow in their extremely successful footsteps, they have a business culture most companies admire being in the Top 25 places to work in the world, among many other awards and accolades.

 

Hilti also won Financial Review Top 100 Graduate employer award – which is an excellent opportunity for graduates wanting to enter the construction and design industry.

 

Makinex and Hilti align in many ways especially in the importance design plays in their products, with Hilti winning Red Dot Awards and both Makinex and Hilti winning Good Design Awards over the years.

 

Rory Kennards says “Design is imperative when producing high quality products and tools that will make a difference to the construction industry. Makinex believes there’s always a better way to do things, and is constantly striving to be the best it can be, working with companies such as Hilti drives us to design and produce excellent product that changes the way they work”

 

Having aligned qualities with other players in the construction industry is inspiring and shows that working together in order to build outstanding products and businesses to support to industry is possible.

 

Makinex hopes to continue its relationship with Hilti and learn from this powerhouse business, by continuing to offer outstanding quality and designed products for the construction industry.

Makinex giving back to the drought affected farmers

Over the years Makinex has donated to charities that do great work in our communities, and this year is no different. We felt it was important to support our rural friends that are experiencing a one in hundred year drought putting great pressure on them to deliver the produce we all enjoy.

We decided to support the Country Women’s Association branch in Gunnedah located in Northwest NSW area, as they have been hot hard by the drought.

Her small group of volunteers cooks cakes to sell at a weekly cake stall in town among other things raising money so they can directly offer support back to the local Gunnedah community.

With the money raised by Makinex, the CWA plan to spend the money on food and fuel vouchers, car registrations, school fees, and rural supplies, and helping to pay for chemist and electricity accounts for farmers doing it tough.

Joel Baker and Stuart Reynolds drove to Gunnedah last week to present a cheque and enjoyed the local countryside and freshly baked cakes.

 

Makinex Finalist in National Safety Awards

Last week (15th Oct 2018) Makinex become a finalist in Category 2A: Best solution of a WHS Risk (Small Business ) at the National Safety Awards of Excellence Gala Luncheon held last week.

It was attended by Paul Weaver (Managing Director) and Matthew Cape (Design Manager)

This was for the Powered Hand Truck, and amazing safety product helping people safely pick up products up to 140kg.

We have our fingers crossed for the finals being announced soon.

 

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Makinex announces new North American Headquarters

Due to the explosive and continued growth, Makinex has relocated its US headquarters in Southern California!

We are still in Sydney Australia for the main headquarters, but our US side of the business is seeing massive growth.

Makinex has been in business since 2004, with the main headquarters located in Sydney Australia. Since then, Makinex has grown to over 50 employees in 3 countries and is only going to get bigger! The North America headquarters has been located in Redondo Beach since its inception in 2015.  The company was in a shared office space environment where the expansion of the business continually exceeded the amount of space available.

Since 2015, Makinex has successfully been able to help several businesses overcome the challenges of efficiency, safety and productivity.

The new headquarters enables the business to accommodate clients more effectively and efficiently.  The building is designed to MAKE INEFFICIENCIES EXTINCT, which is the motto Makinex lives by.  We have included advanced technology, green initiatives, and most importantly, a better way to serve our clients and staff.

“This is such an exciting time for Makinex and marks a huge milestone for the company!  The employees and customers will all greatly benefit from this move, and we couldn’t be more proud.” – General Manager, Peter Maginnis.

According to Operations Manager, Brandy Carmona, “The new space absolutely mirrors one of our biggest company values: innovation.  We will without a doubt improve on our promise to deliver innovative, quality solutions to the market, making our clients lives easier and more efficient!”.

The new address is 4232 Artesia Boulevard, Torrance, CA, 90504

and if you wish to contact the USA team you can via the US website www.makinex.com

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Makinex launches new office in the UK

Makinex launches a new office in the UK

Award Winning Makinex Construction Products launches in the UK

Makinex Construction Products launches in the UK this January and will showcase its range at the Executive Hire Show on 7th and 8th February, Coventry.

Makinex Construction products was established in Australia  in 2004 focusing on designing robust light construction equipment for the Hire industry. Over the past decade its business model has been to take these products throughout the world, including USA and Europe. Today, the company is pleased to announce the opening of its UK offices and will appoint Russell Boswell-Munday as UK Sales Manager.

Paul Weaver – Makinex Managing Director said:

Entering new markets around the world can be a minefield. Two years ago, we partnered with Morris Site Machinery (MSM) in the United Kingdom on this journey as we held similar values designing innovative equipment offering our customers a better, more efficient way to do their job.

Morris Site Machinery has represented the Makinex range in a highly professional way during this time- something we are very grateful for. They have set the foundations for the brand in the UK and we now feel the time is right for Makinex to go it alone.

Makinex has big ambitions, and as part of its Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) it aims s to have 20 products in twenty countries within the next ten years. The company currently has offices in Australia and, North America, along with distribution partners in 12 other countries.

With 20 plus years and now in his role as UK Sales Manager, Russell Boswell-Munday will be instrumental to helping the Australian company grow even further and achieve its goal of becoming the most innovative equipment supplier.

Makinex Construction Products has won many awards around the world for innovation including the Executive Hire Show Innovation Trail Award back in 2016 for its Powered Hand Truck, as well as a Good Design Award in Australia and the RER Innovation Award in USA 2016.

View the UK website here 

Makinex are finalists in Optus My Business Award

Makinex Construction Products has been shortlisted for the prestigious Optus My Business Awards.

 

Makinex Construction Products has been shortlisted as a finalist to win the awards in the Innovator of the year category at the 2017 Optus My Business Awards, the premier event of the year for SMEs.

 

Founded in 2004, Makinex offers a range of products to the global construction industry. The award they’ve been nominated for recognises their innovative range of products which provide solutions to not only the construction but also landscaping, equipment hire, infrastructure, materials handling and other related industries.

 

The Optus My Business Awards, which covers 28 categories, acknowledges best practice within a particular industry sector, as well as individual business leaders, excellence in customer service and achievements in innovation, corporate social responsibility and workplace culture.

Winners from all categories will be automatically shortlisted for the highly coveted Business of the Year Award.

Adam Zuchetti, editor of My Business, said Australian SMEs are at the leading edge of innovation and customer service excellence, as represented by this year’s Optus My Business Awards finalists.

“My Business is extremely proud to showcase those companies and their leaders that are thriving by pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo across a diverse spectrum of industries,” Mr Zuchetti said.

“Determining this year’s finalists was no easy feat, with our selection panel working through an outstanding calibre of entries and the highest submission rate for the awards to date.

“On behalf of the My Business team, I would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists and wish them the best of luck for the big night”

Rory Kennard, CEO at Makinex said he was humbled by the nomination.

 

“Makinex’s recognition for its excellent contribution to the global construction industry reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting with the community and engaging with its customers,” he added.

 

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Friday, 10 November at The Westin Sydney. Wish us luck!

Congratulations! 10 years for Paul Weaver

A huge congratulations to Paul Weaver our MD and Co Founder who today is celebrating 10 years with Makinex.

Paul joined the Makinex team in the very early stages of the business when it was called Work Smart Equipment, seeing the business through changes, product launches and a growing team. Paul has been instrumental in the massive growth Makinex has seen over the last 10 years.

Paul started with Makinex as the Sales Manager he has extensive product knowledge and built some friendships that will last a lifetime.

Paul has recently moved to Managing Director  and is looking forward to seeing the business achieve its BHAG of 20 products in 20 countries in 20 years.

Makinex would not be here if it wasn’t for Paul and Rory,  they are a powerhouse team and we are looking forward to celebrating with Paul and seeing the business continue to grow.

 

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Makinex achieves a great result for Financial year 2017!

Thank you to all our customers for your support over the last year! Makinex achieved a great result for financial year 2017 and we’re looking forward to continuing to help you make your inefficiencies extinct with our range of innovative products.

Most Innovative Product Awards

A few weeks ago Makinex exhibited at The World Of Concrete in Las Vegas.

We have just found out that Makinex won the Most Innovative Products Award for

Concrete Construction Equipment 

Industry Choice: Makinex Construction Products, Hose2Go

 General Construction Tools & Equipment

Industry Choice: Makinex Construction Products, Powered Hand Truck

Presented annually in conjunction with the World of Concrete, the MIP Award program showcases many products exhibited at the show. The MIP award program allows World of Concrete attendees and audiences of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER an opportunity to vote for the products they judge as most innovative.

Winners are also selected by a panel of industry experts, many of whom serve on the World of Concrete Educational Advisory Board, as well as by the editors of CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION, MASONRY CONSTRUCTION, and THE CONCRETE PRODUCER. Winning products are chosen based on the innovation they bring to the industry.

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