2011 Victorian manufacturing hall of fame inductee

Glen Waverley and Wodonga based Wilson Transformers has been inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame (VMHF), following a history of more than 75 years manufacturing in Victoria.

Wilson Transformer Company being inducted into the hall of fame

The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame celebrates the heroes of Victoria’s manufacturing sector – those companies and individuals who are leaders in their field, locally and internationally, and who have a great story of success to share.

The award was presented at a gala event on Thursday, 26 May 2011 by the Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, Richard Dalla-Riva.

Wilson Transformers is the leading Australian manufacturer of power and distribution transformers. With world-class manufacturing premises in both Glen Waverley and Wodonga, and joint ventures established in many countries, Wilson Transformers services both domestic markets and overseas customers.

Through its subsidiary, Dynamic Ratings, Wilson Transformers provides Australian made monitoring and control equipment for power transformers and electrical apparatus, with leading US utilities choosing to standardise on Dynamic Ratings’ systems for smart grid applications.

Wilson Transformers is also branching out into the fault current limiter market, taking equity in a new global company, GridON, to develop these products for world markets. Fault Current Limiters are new products that are being developed to economically limit rising fault levels in electricity grids.

Wilson Transformers is currently undertaking major infrastructure upgrades to its Glen Waverley and Wodonga Manufacturing premises. The company employees 650 people across its Glen Waverley, Wodonga and international sites, and a further 600 people are employed in joint ventures.

Picture: Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, Richard Dalla-Riva presents the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame award to Robert Wilson, Managing Director, Wilson Transformers.