Bombardier Transportation’s Anne Koopmann has won the coveted Young Manufacturer of the Year award at the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, today congratulated Ms Koopmann on her outstanding contribution to local manufacturing.
Anne Koopmann’s professional career started with Bombardier Transportation in Berlin, Germany as a Global Graduate Trainee.
Thanks to a strong understanding of lean manufacturing processes and keen management skills, Anne Koopmann has been propelled into a number of leadership roles.
Since joining Bombardier Transportation at the Dandenong site, Anne Koopmann has also achieved numerous milestones, including savings of over $2.4 million, production hour savings of 6000h on a key light rail project and successfully reduced manufacturing throughput time by 20 per cent on rolling stock vehicles.
The Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, which were established in 2001, recognise individuals and companies who embrace new technologies and manufacturing techniques, are export focused and excel in business innovation.
Victoria’s world-class manufacturing industry contributes around $26 billion to the State’s economy each year and employs more than 270,000 people.
Through the Future Industries Fund, the Andrews Labor Government is working hard to create jobs and support high growth industries.
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