The VIC Government, in partnership with the Victorian Industry Manufacturing Council, inducted Bill and Jim Sutton into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll for their outstanding contributions to sustained manufacturing excellence in Victoria.
Jim Sutton accepted the induction at the annual industry gala dinner in Melbourne recently.
He attributed the success of Sutton Tools, established by Bill’s and Jim’s grandfather Henry Sutton in 1917, to its 400 strong dedicated staff and the continuing investment in research and development.
Mr Sutton, who was also speaking for his brother Bill, who was unable to attend the event, said it was a great honor and privilege to accept the award after joining the family business more than 50 years ago.
“We attribute our success and sustainability to our dedicated staff, our investment in R&D and our commitment to quality through benchmarking against world-best practice,” he said.
“Today we have three factories in Victoria, one in NZ and a joint venture in India, together producing more than 100,000 tools a day with a passion for quality and family tradition.”
The Thomastown-based company is still 100 per cent family-owned and Mr Sutton said he was proud and fortunate to have their sons Robert and Peter on board to continue the tradition.