Starke Industries was awarded as the winner of the Manufacturing Innovation category of the Stainless Steel International Awards by SASSDA in 2002.

This award was given for the best design and manufacturing of the Big Dipper Washing Machine.

The main purpose of this development was to improve welding on complete exhaust systems. By cleaning individual components more efficiently and the client benefitted with minimized welding rejects.

Furthermore, this machine was designed and equipped to accommodate multiple and various shapes, sizes and diameters as parts are cleaned internally as well as externally.