A Brisbane-based small arms supplier has been named as a Queensland finalist for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.
NIOA, Australia’s largest privately-owned supplier of firearms and ammunition, said it is honoured to have been named as a finalist in the awards.
Established in regional Queensland in 1973, NIOA is a 100 per cent Australian-owned company operating in the complex and highly regulated civilian, law enforcement and military, firearms and munitions market segments.
Managing director Robert Nioa said the nomination recognises the company's important role in the Australian defence industry.
"We are an integral part of the Australian defence industry base, recognised as a key input to the nation's defence capability," said Nioa.
"We're doing our part to support Australia's service men and women safely and effectively undertake tactical and peacekeeping operations abroad and domestic counter-terrorism activities at home.
"On behalf of everyone at NIOA, we thank the judges at the Telstra Business Awards for their recognition and look forward to the remainder of the journey."
Rheinmetall recently announced that NIOA will be a key supplier of ammunition and armament services in support of its LAND 400 Phase 2 offer.
The company also received re-certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard and successfully completed site acceptance testing of the LVS2 Next Generation Fire Control Simulation Training System.