Austeng is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Manufacturers in Australia at the recent Australian Manufacturing Forum and @auManufacturing news media outlet Awards ceremony. A great acknowledgement of our team. Managing Director Ross George commented that “Although innovation requires significant investment both in terms of time and resources we see it as essential to ensure our long term viability and growth.”

In particular, a huge thankyou to SMC who sponsored the event, and to SMC State Manager Rod Ryan for presenting Austeng with the award.

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Austeng is awarded a place in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies award

SMC Manager Rod Ryan presents Austeng with the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies award

Russell Brown, Enzo Palombo and David Filipenko standing next to Viridi's processing equipment

Russell Brown, Enzo Palombo and David Filipenko standing next to Viridi’s processing equipment


Austeng is proud to have been the engineering partner with start-up company Viridi Innovations to develop a highly effective process that transforms grape seed otherwise destined for land-fill into high value nutrients in a cost effective way as part of a project facilitated by the Fight Food Waste Co-Operative Research Centre.

Hopefully this will make local Australian wine-growers more sustainable and competitive on the global stage.

Participants were also industry partner Swisse Wellness and research partner Swinburne University of Technology

Link to media release here: Viridi Media Release 3.4.23


Viridi Processing Equipment

Viridi Grape Seed Processing Equipment

Austeng has helped develop RenewOak’s process of rejuvenating wine barrels that ordinarily would be discarded after four or five years. The RenewOak process uses an abrasive slurry to “sand” internal surfaces without dismantling the barrel. The chemical free process removes all barrel residues along with a fine layer of oak, leaving a clean finish ready to impart the desired properties into the wine.

Austeng has designed and built an automated, mobile unit to allow it to be taken from winery to winery. Not only does the process extend the life of barrels, it reduces the environmental impact of barrel use and provides huge economic benefits to the wine industry by making it more globally efficient.

Austeng Managing Director Ross George said that the RenewOak technology had the potential to launch around the world. Please see attached article from the Geelong Advertiser, and to learn more please check out the RenewOak Website.

RenewOak's mobile wine barrel rejuvenating unit

RenewOak’s mobile wine barrel rejuvenating unit