Industry-leading OEMs are among the finalists in the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence announced today.
With a record number of entries for this year's awards programme – 50 submissions across five award categories – the judges had their task cut out for them.
APPMA chairman Mark Dingley said, “We had an overwhelming response... This was the highest number of entries we’ve had and shows the value the industry places on this award program.”
AWARDS AND FINALISTS
Best New Product Award: Recognising innovation and success in a product or piece of equipment launched in Australia within the 24 months before March 2019. Finalists are:
- Sidel – EvoDECO Labelling Solutions
- Foodmach – ALL IN ONE Filler
- Heat and Control – Masa Maker
Sponsor of the Best New Product Award: All Purpose Pumps
Customer Collaboration Award: Recognising innovation and success as a result of customer collaboration and engagement in customising packaging and processing machinery to suit a client’s specific requirements. (For projects fully completed within the 24 months before March 2019.) Finalists are:
- ABBE Corrugated - ABBE Corrugated facilitates CMC CartonWrap for Catch's DC
- Foodmach - Dulux Merrifield
- Proseal Australia - Commonwealth Collaboration Reducing the Plastic in Packaging
Sponsor of the Customer Collaboration Award: Pecom India Limited
Design Innovation Award: Recognising design innovation and success as a result of a new idea or modification introduced to a packaging or processing line or module. (For projects fully completed within the 24 months before March 2019.) Finalists are:
- Heat and Control - The Dual Energy X-Ray - IX-G2
- HMPS - New HMPS Compact Frame Design
- JMP Engineering - JMP Rotary Sorter 2800 CPH
Sponsor of the Design Innovation Award: Ekato
Export Success Award: Recognising the innovation and success of a product or solution in a new or existing export market in the 24 months before March 2019. Finalists are:
- Fibre King - RSC Top Load Case Packer - The Griffin's Food Company
- HMPS - HMPS Robotic Pouch Unloader & Drying System for Pet Food
- JMP Engineering - PepsiCo Systems
Sponsor of the Export Success Award: Advanced Label & Paper Products.
Imported Equipment Award: Recognising excellence in imported equipment launched in Australia, including service and promotion by the Australian agent, of equipment principally designed by an overseas supplier, who is represented by an Australian company or registered Australian office for an international principal. Finalists are:
- Bio-Steam - KHD Jet 4 Dry Steam Conveyor Belt Cleaner
- Foodmach – ALL IN ONE Filler
- Insignia - Domino M230i-P150 Automated Pallet Labelling System
Sponsor of the Imported Equipment Award: Anderson Wholesale Packaging
Congratulating the finalist and all entrants, Dingley said: “On behalf of the board, I commend every business that submitted an entry on their efforts. You will have found doing so offers you an excellent benchmarking opportunity to critically review your processes and practices, while the feedback you will receive from the judges will be highly worthwhile.
“The APPMA encourages everyone to spend some time looking at all the finalists’ entries on the AUSPACK showfloor. These are some fantastic, industry-leading solutions.”
Dingley also acknowledged all sponsors of the awards and the gala dinner, noting the importance of industry support in the success of the awards.
Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony (sponsored by SMC) on 27 March alongside AUSPACK, and as part of the broader Packaging and Processing Week initiatives. The event is 75% sold. Finalists and others are urged to ensure they secure a ticket.