SEAPA has been awarded both the Agribusiness Award and the Australian Exporter of the Year award at the Australian Export Awards in Canberra.
SEAPA is celebrating 20 years of manufacturing the world’s most innovative oyster farming systems. Since 2001, SEAPA has been exporting its range of products manufactured in Adelaide. In 2017/18, 75 percent of SEAPA’s revenue came from international markets and strong international growth is expected to continue as there are no signs of slowing in the global demand for high-quality oysters.
Technical innovation has been a pillar of much of SEAPA’s international success. SEAPA has a large range of products which allows its system to be used by farmers in almost any farming environment to improve oyster quality and farming efficiency. SEAPA’s technological innovation is led by the design and manufacturing teams at its parent company, Adelaide plastic injection moulder Garon Plastics. Using advanced design tools and 3D printing SEAPA can rapidly develop and deploy new ideas for testing and refinement, giving farmers the tools, they need when they need them.
The SEAPA product range has been developed in collaboration with oyster farmers who have provided invaluable input into the design and use of the system. ‘We really see the farmers that use our products as our partners in the design of the system’ states Andy Will, Group General Manager (pictured receiving the award), ‘we wouldn’t be able to develop the products we do without their input, we can’t thank our customers in Australia and around the world enough’.