- 1998 Electra Business Awards Finalist, Manufacturer of the Year
- 2004 New Zealand Defence Force Excellence Award
- 2009 Electra Business Award Finalist
- MSA successfully tendered for a New Zealand Defence Force contract to supply 6000 General Purpose and Armoured Fighting Vehicle Vests to the New Zealand Army. With the highly competitive Defence contract, MSA has proven that the company was able to achieve maximum productivity quickly due to the availability of skilled machinists in the Horowhenua region and a factory floor space to accommodate the additional production demands.