REDARC is the 2014 Telstra South Australian Business of the Year - a program that has celebrated brilliant Australian small and medium businesses since 1992.
The award was presented by the South Australian Treasurer and Minister for Small Business Tom Koutsantonis.
Will Irving, Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Ambassador for the Telstra Australian Business Awards, said, "All the winners are brilliant and inspirational businesses whose owners are recognised for their professionalism, innovation, leadership and creative use of technology.
"REDARC is an outstanding family-owned technology business that has dynamic leadership and a strong culture of core values and ethics. It designs and manufactures a patented range of high value-add electronics products and invests throughout its business in its products, people, processes and systems.”
REDARC is now part of an elite group of Australian businesses whose outstanding business practices have demonstrated great success and achievement.
Anthony Kittel said: "Our entire model is based on innovation - we put technological development at the forefront of everything we do. Our products can be fitted to anything with a battery that moves.
Pictured with Anthony is Will Irving, Telstra Business Group Managing Director and Ambassador for the Telstra Business Awards and the South Australian Treasurer and Minister for Small Business Tom Koutsantonis.
In 2005, REDARC took a big risk in spending the equivalent of its turnover in building a new factory. "We established a magnificent facility, bucking the downward trend in manufacturing," Mr Kittel said.
"Telstra Awards judges said REDARC, also the Medium Business Award winner, demonstrated a strong commitment to manufacturing in South Australia and continued to grow and innovate over many years," Mr Irving said.
All winners of the 2014 Telstra South Australian Business Awards are:
Telstra South Australian Business of the Year REDARC, Lonsdale
Start-Up Award Eire Café, Clapham
Micro Business Award Virtual Ad Agency, Payneham
Small Business Award Clare Valley Motel, Clare
Medium Business Award REDARC, Lonsdale
Regional Award Bowhill Engineering, Bowhill
Winners of the Telstra South Australian Business Awards progress to the Telstra Australian Business Awards which will be announced in Melbourne on 7 August.