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SYM-PAC congratulates Hardware Association 2018 winners across Australia

Congratulations to all stores recognised, nominated & announced

Over recent months Hardware Australia have continued their work in gathering members of the Hardware and Building Supplies Industry across Australia for recognition of stores for the State Awards for 2018.


Hardware Industry Rising Star Finalists were also awarded during the state events — a fantastic initiative which formalises the hands on, shop floor experience of many young people in the early years of their industry careers.

Stores are nominated and judged in each state on the basis of business performance, strategy, training, innovation, customer service, marketing and community engagement.

“These winning stores are at the cutting edge and leading the future of the industry,” says Scott Wiseman, Executive Officer of Hardware Australia.


Congratulations to all SYM-PAC stores who received nominations and appreciation of their achievements throughout the year.

Special acknowledgement goes to these people:



Diamond Valley Mitre 10 – Diamond Creek has taken out the honors to be crowned Victoria & Tasmania’s Best Hardware store in not just 1 but 2 categories.

  • Hardware Store (Large) Store of the Year – Diamond Valley Mitre 10 – Diamond Creek
  • Garden Department of the Year – Diamond Valley Mitre 10 – Diamond Creek
  • Industry Rising Star Award — Diamond Valley Mitre 10’s Josh Kenshole
  • Industry Legends — Diamond Valley’s very own Norm Hastings being inducted.
    For over 40 years Norm and his team at Diamond Valley has been an intrinsic part of not only their local area and community but also to the independent hardware industry.



  • Hardware Store (under 2500sqm) Store of the Year — Raff Group — Pittsworth


South Australia:

  • Garden Department of the Year – McLaren Vale Mitre 10


Congratulations to the Raff Group — Pittsworth for Hardware Store (under 2500sqm) of the Year 2018


Congratulations to McLaren Vale Mitre 10 for Garden Department of the Year 2018

Congratulations Brock Hastings (left) and Paige Hastings with their 2018 Industry Awards for Diamond Valley Mitre 10

Congratulations Norm Hastings, Industry Legend, of Diamond Valley Mitre 10

Hardware Australia

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting You, Your Business & Your Industry.

Hardware Australia is your specific hardware industry body and national voice, formed with the merging of the former State Hardware Industry Associations.

Hardware Australia is run by the Industry, for the benefit of the Industry, with committees comprised of hardware retailers and key industry suppliers who volunteer their time.

SYM-PAC is proud to sponsor Hardware Australia.

Hardware Australia

SYM-PAC are proud supporters of Hardware Australia and the work they do for the timber and hardware industry. Timber & Hardware Associations for every state across Australia are now incorporated within Hardware Australia.

For more information please visit Hardware Australia at :


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