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Rakon named company of the decade

Rakon named company of the decade

2011 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced.

Rakon took out the top award at the 2011 Hi-Tech Awards on Friday, winning the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Hi-Tech Company of the Decade Award.

The company also won the PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year Award. Rakon designs and manufactures frequency control solutions and is headquartered in Auckland with manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, Europe, India and soon China.

The Hi-Tech Awards recognise excellence in New Zealand’s software, electronics, biotechnology, telecommunications and creative technology industries.

The Awards are judged by a panel of 48 local and 11 international judges including Dell founder Michael Dell, Cisco senior vice president Howard Charney, and World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society fellow Gary Hamel.

“You can build a great global company wherever you are,” said Cisco's Howard Charney at the Hi-Tech Awards. His advice is to aim for markets that are worth billions of dollars, surround yourself with people smarter than you are, and remember you will not have a successful company if you do not have successful customers.

The full list of winners is below:

NZTE Hi-Tech Company of the Decade

Rakon

PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year 2011

Rakon

NZX Hi-Tech Emerging Company 2011

Foster Moore

Highly Commended: Biomatters

Ministry of Science and Innovation Best Hi-Tech Start-up 2011

VoucherMob

NZMEA Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year 2011

Under $5million

SERKO

Over $5million

Orion Health

Recruit IT Hi-Tech Employer of Choice Award 2011

Redvespa

Vodafone Most Innovative Product from an Emerging Market 2011 - Mobile Technologies

Mi5 Security

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product Award 2011

SERKO Highly Commended - Orion Health

HiFX Innovative Hi-Tech Services Product Award 2011

Konnect

Dell Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product Award 2011

YikeBike

Tait Radio Communications Special industry award

Jenny Morel

Swaytech Hi-Tech Journalist Award 2011

Anthony Doesburg

Maxnet Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award 2011

Sarah Perkin

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