NEW-LOOK STAINLESS STEEL AWARDS ‘IN PURSUIT OF BRILLIANCE’ IN 2016   The 2016 SASSDA Columbus Stainless Awards are gearing up to recognise a stellar list of award winners in October, with the news that the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (SASSDA) will provide a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process.

SASSDA Executive Director John Tarboton
SASSDA Executive Director John Tarboton
A Boost to the Industry   The significance of the awards should not be overlooked as they are influential in raising understanding of stainless steel and its many uses and applications in the local and global market. By endorsing excellence in the national stainless steel industry, the awards inspire industry members to emulate international quality standards. Local and international entities involved in the design, manufacture, alteration, delivery, use and specification of stainless steel qualify to enter. Award categories The awards this year feature an improved list of categories that have been altered and expanded, enhancing their real world relevance. The new award categories include: Architecture, Building and Construction; Engineering; Export Achievement; Ferritic Stainless Steel; Duplex Stainless Steel; Food and Beverage; Catering and Hospitality; Art; Manufacturing Innovation; Product Development; Environmental Excellence; Student; Lifetime Achievement and Business Excellence. The criteria for entries are:

  • Excellence – Exceptional work concepts and execution
  • Innovation – Creativity originality and advancement
  • Sustainability – For the business and environment
  • Efficiency – Keeping to deadlines and minimising costs
  • Quality – Of the products and work done
  • Impact on the environment – Ensuring minimal carbon footprint
  • Job creation – Employment opportunities created

Award entries close on 31st July 2016 and the finalists and winners will be announced at a Gala Banquet on 20th October 2016.

To enter or for more information click here or e-mail


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