Beca was awarded the prestigious Lion Group 2017 Innovation Award at the annual supplier recognition dinner held in Sydney this month.

The award was presented to recognise the best supplier across the Lion Group who has partnered with the business to deliver standout continuous improvement via a new product, service or process.

Beca has been a long term partner to Lion, providing engineering and project management consultancy services for more than fifty years.

In the past several years we have been working with Lion to develop and implement an interactive web-based tool to support Lion’s Capital Works Management program, including capital works roadmap, capital projects directories and a project manager capability program.

Luke Sawyer, Group Engineering and Environment Director, Lion Group said Beca was chosen for the award for their ability to present new solutions to improve the operations of Lion.

“To implement the web-based tool Beca shared with our business their extensive internal capabilities, providing Lion with a cost effective proprietary system that was not available off the shelf. Particular thanks go to Mike Duell and Rhys Davies for their outstanding support” Luke said.

“The end result has delivered a tool that includes an interactive and intuitive system that interfaces with other Lion systems, and importantly, is low cost to support, easy to use and maintain. Lion has now adopted this format for application across additional systems, including our Technology Roadmap and Lion Beer Australia’s Packaging OEE toolkit,” he said.

Principal – Industrial at Beca, Derek Schaefer, said Beca was honoured to be recognised by Lion Group.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award recognising our commitment to create bespoke, novel solutions that fit our clients individual needs. As a business we have always believed in adding maximum value by finding and delivering unique and innovative approaches for our clients, utilising all of the resources at our disposal,” Derek said.

“This award, and the close nature in which we collaborated with Lion on this project, are fantastic examples of how strong our relationship is. One we hope to continue for many more years to come,” he said.

The annual awards are held by the Lion Group to recognise the standout efforts of its suppliers.

Luke Sawyer, Group Engineering and Environment Director, Lion Group, presenting the award to Principal - Project Management at Beca, Derek Schaefer

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