The Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of Southern Africa hosted the 2008 Hot Dip Galvanizing Awards Evening on Friday 29 August in The Ballroom of Montecasino.
Chief Adjudicator, Bob Andrew says “In judging hot dip galvanized steel applications, it is necessary to focus on the role that hot dip galvanizing has on the performance and success of the item that was galvanized. Generally, the role of hot dip galvanizing is to increase the service life and reduce maintenance costs. If this was the only criterion, all entries would have to receive an award. Applications, however, where the use of hot dip galvanized steel improves the functionality of equipment or allows equipment to have added functions and benefits, received the closest attention. Several entries were based on the above and this is viewed as a very positive trend for the market development of hot dip galvanized steel”.
The winners of the 2008 Hot Dip Galvanizing Awards are as follows (listed according to categories):