Ampcontrol named in Australia’s most innovative companies as company launches bold new vision to lead the global energy revolution

Ampcontrol named in Australia’s most innovative companies as company launches bold new vision to lead the global energy revolution

Ampcontrol has been named one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023 by the Australian Financial Review (AFR) for its advanced Australian manufacturing of energy solutions.

This recognition comes as Ampcontrol launches a new company vision to lead the global energy revolution with strategic plans for growth and expansion into new markets, geographic locations, and innovative energy transition solutions for the resources sector.

“Our world and industry are rapidly changing; we want to challenge the future by solving the most complex problems in energy,” Rod Henderson, Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO said.

“Innovation has always been important to Ampcontrol, even more so now. We need to be bold, creative, and collaborative in our new vision to bring innovation that will have a real and lasting impact on our world, economy, and community.

“We want to help and support our customers and industry to decarbonise by developing and manufacturing energy solutions of scale to enable a competitive advantage in a net-zero carbon environment. Collaboration is essential to bring together the brightest minds so we can think radically to challenge the status quo and disrupt the future of energy.”

Out of over 700 submissions, Ampcontrol was ranked within the Manufacturing and Consumer Goods category of the Australian Financial Review (AFR) BOSS Most Innovative Companies List for 2023.

Organisations’ scores are based on three components: an innovation they have implemented in the past 24 months; how the company has embedded innovation into their organisation; and performance on behaviour change consultancy Inventium’s Innovation Benchmarking survey which assess performance on a range of innovation drivers.

The accolade was attributed to the innovative Ampcontrol Electric Vehicle, DRIFTEX, helping to decarbonise and electrify the mining industry. Designed and developed in response to growing industry demand for low emissions technology, the Ampcontrol Electric Vehicle DRIFTEX also offers significant health and environmental improvements by removing carcinogens underground.

“Our cutting-edge electric vehicle technology and solutions exemplify what strong partnerships, investment in world-class research and development, and an innovative and collaborative mindset can achieve. We have the proven strength in advanced manufacturing, Australian ingenuity, and a highly skilled workforce ready to transform the world with the next generation of product innovation,” Mr Henderson said.

Ampcontrol is transforming the world through collaboration to engineer complex electrical solutions. By partnering with universities and the brightest minds in energy, Ampcontrol develops cutting-edge technology for customers.

From ideation through to design, manufacturing, service, and repair, Ampcontrol provides complete electrical solutions for energy, infrastructure, and resources industries.

This is the second recognition for DRIFTEX, which was named winner in the Health Excellence category at the NSW Mining HSEC Awards in August 2023.


Image: Ampcontrol employees in attendance at the Financial Review BOSS Most Innovative Companies Awards Dinner Tuesday 26 September 2023 at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney where Ampcontrol was named #8 in Manufacturing and Consumer Goods.


The Ampcontrol story is one full of twists and turns, with milestones achieved and celebrated by a growing workforce across the world. Yet amongst the technological firsts, awards, impressive growth and global reach, is a company founded on simple yet rock solid foundations. A philosophy of anything is possible has meant Ampcontrol's customer driven technology solutions are redefining industry expectations and leading safety in over nine countries.

Strengthened by our vertically integrated structure, Ampcontrol's technology and innovation base underpins our internal supply chain. From customised engineering to the fabrication and manufacture of product suited to the most hazardous environments, Ampcontrol is able to support our customers each step of the way.

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