The Partner for Growth Awards recognise performance, innovation and collaboration by Coca-Cola Amatil suppliers. The inaugural Awards were presented on Monday 21 May at the HOYTS Entertainment Quarter, Sydney. The 2018 Award categories and winners were:
- 2018 Partner of the Year
The top award for an Amatil supplier is Partner of the Year, which recognises excellence in all aspects of the supplier partnership with Amatil. The Partner of the Year delivers on the fundamentals of a supply relationship, alongside best practice engagement and a commitment to shared improvement and innovation.
The 2018 Partner of the Year is Orora. In 2017, Orora demonstrated unwavering commitment to our business. The team at Orora are relentless in bringing new ideas to the table to disrupt the market and drive awareness of our brands. They continue to invest in technology and capabilities that can deliver value to Amatil for today and tomorrow.
- 2018 Partner of the Year for Supply Continuity
This award recognises success in supplying Amatil with products or services, on time and in full, without disruption to planned operations. Reliable continuity of supply is fundamental to our ability to deliver on our customer commitments, everywhere and every day.
The 2018 Partner of the Year for Supply Continuity is IBM. In 2017, IBM managed the successful migration of Coca-Cola Amatil’s business-critical SAP system. The transition occurred within a weekend window of opportunity without any loss or downtime to our business.
- 2018 Partner of the Year for Quality
This award acknowledges partners whose product or service consistently meets or exceeds quality specifications.
Amatil relies on quality goods and services to maintain its reputation as the region's leading supplier of quality food and beverages.
The 2018 Partner of the Year for Quality is Amcor Fleixbles. In 2017, Amcor Flexibles continually delivered high quality packaging materials minimising Coca-Cola Amatil’s risk of line stoppages and out of stocks.
- 2018 Partner of the Year for Innovation and Growth
This award recognises partners who have demonstrably grown the Amatil business through detailed collaboration and an understanding of our business and its challenges.
The 2018 Partner of the Year for Growth is Givaudan. In 2017, Givaudan collaborated with Amatil on flavour development with the Kirks portfolio and Mount Franklin Lightly Sparkling cans. The broad market appeal of the “100% natural flavours” created a point of differentiation in the market which contributed to the overwhelming success of the product.
- 2018 Partner of the Year for Sustainability
The award for sustainability recognises those suppliers who have collaborated with Amatil to drive a positive and lasting impact in either of our four focus areas of business ethics, human and workplace rights, the environment; and providing benefits to communities.
The 2018 Partner of the Year for Sustainability is Telstra Energy.
In 2017 Telstra Energy led a consortium of companies in signing a long-term power purchasing agreement with the Murra Warra Wind Farm near Horsham in regional Victoria. Together with Telstra, ANZ and the University of Melbourne, Amatil have been able to secure a market leading price for both energy and the renewable energy certificates generated from the farm. This landmark agreement will create 150 jobs during construction and 8 full time jobs in regional Victoria during operation.
Stage one of the Wind Farm will have capacity to power 220,000 households every year… remove 320,000 cars off the road every year and remove 900,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas from the environment every year. Once fully constructed the Murra Warra Wind Farm will be the largest known wind farm operating in the Southern Hemisphere.
- 2018 Partner of the Year for Competitive Advantage
This award recognises partners who enabled Amatil to be unique, faster or more competitive in the marketplace.
The 2018 Partner of the Year for Competitive Advantage is KPMG. In 2017, KPMG were the strategic, financial and commercial advisor for the joint venture between Amatil and other beverage companies on the container deposit schemes.
- 2018 Partner of the Year for Customer Service
The Customer Service Award acknowledges partners who supported Amatil through active resolution of issues, world class account management and delivery of opportunities for growth.
Finalists in this award consistently went above and beyond in upholding Amatil's values.
The 2018 Partner of the Year for Customer Service is FleetPlus. In 2017, FleetPlus Transformed Amatil’s fleet category. Through outstanding customer service, Amatil realised significant cost reduction, reduced frequency and severity of accidents, improved processes, increased driver satisfaction and increased awareness of driver safety.
- 2018 Rookie of the Year
The Rookie of the Year award recognises partners who have been supplying Amatil for less than two years and during that time have provided outstanding customer service and quality, ongoing continuity of supply and demonstrate the Amatil values in the way they work with us. In 2018 there are two winners, PSI Corporate Security and Vivid Technology.
In 2017, PSI Corporate Security delivered a hugely successful transition of security services across the country during our peak period delivering savings. In 2017, Vivid Technology partnered with Amatil to deliver world class LED lighting technology resulting in measurable sustainability benefits and cost savings. They are dedicated to the quality of their product and workmanship and provide excellent customer service without disruption to our operations.
Coca-Cola Amatil congratulates all winners of the 2018 Partner for Growth Awards. Thanks also to all of our suppliers for helping create the millions of moments of happiness for our customers, consumers and communities.