70th Anniversary Gala
A milestone anniversary deserves a milestone celebration and our 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner was everything we’d hoped it would be.
As well as the memories, the stories, the laughs and the black-tie glamour, the event was also a celebration of what’s yet to come for our company as we kicked up our heels and looked to the future.
One of the highlights of the evening – and there were many – was a surprise video message from then Premier Mark McGowan, who congratulated our entire team on what he described as an “incredible milestone”.
“Kounis Group is a true WA success story, growing from humble beginnings to now supplying major mining, infrastructure and commercial projects,” Mr McGowan told the 200-plus people who joined us to celebrate seven decades of Kounis Group.
“It has played an important role in the growth of our State.
“I’d like to thank Kounis Group for your commitment to Western Australia, including keeping your operations headquartered here in WA.”
Our founder Paul Kounis, who has just celebrated his 91st birthday and is still involved in the company on a daily basis, received a personal acknowledgement in the Premier’s.
Paul’s son and Kounis Managing Director, Dave Kounis, also paid tribute to his father’s resilience and can-do attitude, which have become embedded in the company’s philosophy.
“You can’t afford to be scared of growth and change in our industry,” Dave says.
“Kounis Group has been part of some huge changes over the past seven decades. Yes, there’s more that can be done to help keep industrial manufacturing on Australian shores, but we remain confident that Australian manufacturing has much to offer, both at home and overseas.”
From humble beginnings to a nation leader in the design, manufacture and supply of metal products, we’re especially proud of the Kounis story and know there are more chapters yet to write as we continue to evolve and grow.
Our 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner was a remarkable evening and one we were honoured to share with so many of the family, colleagues and friends who have been part of our journey over the years.
We are excited to continue the celebrations as we head to Victoria for our gala dinner on the 14th of July.
In the words of Mark McGowan, here’s to the next 70 years!