For the team at EM Solutions, work is not something that they just do; it is something they live for, push to the limits and take pride in its achievements. With design and innovation being at the core EM Solutions, the team is tremendously proud of its achievements in innovation in the global marketplace, especially against such strong competition.

Although our repeat customers are the best testimonial for our products and services, we are honoured to have been awarded a number of independent awards that include:


The 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards were held on Thursday, 15 September at the National Convention Centre Canberra. EM Solutions was winner of the “Export Business of the Year” Award. A total of 29 individual and group winners were chosen from a pool of 248 finalists.


Australian Space Awards 2022

At this year’s Australian Defence Industry Awards gala event, EM Solutions won “Manufacturing Business of the Year” and “Defence Business of the Year” awards. 


Australian Defence Industry Awards 2021

At the 2021 Australian Defence Industry Awards gala event, EM Solutions won the “Naval Business of the Year” Award. A total of 32 winners were chosen from a pool of 238 finalists to recognise the achievements and excellence of businesses operating in Australia and supporting the defence supply chain.


Pacific 2019 Innovation Awards

Defence SME Innovation Grant

EM Solutions is honoured to have been awarded the Pacific 2019 SME Innovation Grant and to be Highly Commended for the Pacific 2019 National Innovation Award.  Both awards are associated with the Cobra X/Ka Tri-Band Maritime Satellite Communications Terminal recently deployed on Royal Australian Navy vessels. The Cobra terminal was developed by EM Solutions in collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence and provides enhanced capability through its ability to operate on both military and commercial satellite systems and use of proprietary satellite tracking technology that ensures robust operation in the harshest of conditions.
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2018 EL trophy

Defence+Industry Gala Awards 2018

Essington Lewis Award for Best SME, and, Winner - Minor Aquisition (under $50M) category

At the 2018 Australian Defence and Industry Awards we won the Minor Acquisition (under $50M) category for our collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy.  We also won the coveted Essington Lewis Award for best project overall, undertaken as a small business.

Special mention to the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence CASG (Capability Acquisition and Sustainment) team for their support.

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The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2017

Finalist in the Manufacturing Category

We were privileged to be acknowledged as a Finalist at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards in 2017 for business excellence in manufacturing.
These acknowledgements are a testament to the commitment and dedication of our staff to producing excellent work.

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ADM’s Top 20 Australia and New Zealand Defence SMEs 2017

The results of the Australian Defence Magazine’s Top 20 Australia and New Zealand Defence SMEs Survey for 2017 are in and EM Solutions is on the list.  This accolade recognises our contribution as an SME to the Defence industry and we’re super proud to be helping advance Australia’s defence capabilities!
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The Lord Mayor's Business Awards 2016

WINNER in the Business Innovation category

To be shortlisted as a Finalist for the Brisbane Times Award for Business Innovation was an exciting recognition for our Directors and staff – then we won!  It is a spectacular outcome to be recognised for our contribution towards raising the bar in innovation, collaboration, research and development.  The award also acknowledges the local impact and the extension of this to the world stage -where many decision-makers are choosing our people because of the level of expertise they offer.

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ISO9001:2015 Certification

As would be expected of a premier supplier and manufacturer, EM Solutions has maintained ISO9001 Certification since its origin. So we are very pleased to announce that we have recently passed certification requirements for the latest standard, ISO9001:2015.  The certification is audited annually and underpins the systems and processes used to design, engineer, and manufacture EM Solutions’ entire product range, and our interactions with you.

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The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards 2015

Finalist in the ICT and Manufacturing Categories

We were pleased to, again, be acknowledged at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards in 2015 for business excellence in international trade.  We came away with two awards, both Finalist positions in two categories, one in Manufacturing and the other in Information & Communications Technology.

Australian Innovation Challenge 2013

The Australian Innovation Challenge 2013

Finalist in ICT Category

In 2013, EM Solutions’ Manager of Programs John Logan was named a finalist in The Australian newspaper Shell Innovation Awards (ICT Category).

The award was for the design and manufacture of a broadband communications on-the-move terminal. The citation stated “There are no other competing products that offer as high a data rate for two-way communications from a moving vehicle, with such high availability and resilience to turbulent motion conditions. The terminal truly offers broadband communications, anywhere, anytime, anyplace”.


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AIRG Medal for Innovation in Australasian SME’s

In 2012, the AIRG Medal for Innovation in Australasian SME’s was awarded to Peter Bradley, Chief Engineer at EM Solutions.

The AIRG Medal is awarded to a current industrial research manager, researcher or group of researchers making the most outstanding Australasian industrial research management and/or industrial research contribution during the previous year. This award was made for the development of novel circuits and systems integrated into a compact satellite tracking terminal that can find, lock onto and track Ka-band (20/30GHz) satellites to deliver high capacity data (>2Mb/s), even while the terminal is mobile whether on a land vehicle, ship or aircraft.


Australian Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers Clunies-Ross Award

The Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) Clunies Ross Awards, founded in honour of the late Sir Ian Clunies Ross, recognises Australia’s best achievers in science, technology and engineering. The coveted 2011 awards, now in their 20th year, were awarded to a select group of people including Dr John Ness, founder and currently Director of Corporate Technology at EM Solutions.

For a period of more than 30 years, Dr John Ness has been, and still is, an acknowledged leader in the microwave telecommunications field. He has established successful and sustainable microwave companies in Australia with considerable national and international commercial success, and has had a major influence in the establishment of a group of other microwave companies. His award acknowledged his contribution to microwave communications, his novel innovations, and his work in founding EM Solutions and surrounding industry.


Premier of Queensland's Export Awards

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards is Queensland’s highest recognition of exporting achievement. EM Solutions is an award finalist, publicly recognised for its talent and innovative spirit, and its role in boosting the State and Australia’s economy.

Pacific 2019 Innovation Awards