APPMA Awards of Excellence finalists announced

Finalists in the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence have been announced on February 20.

Awards and finalists are:

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:

o Sidel – Sidel EvoDECO Labelling Solutions
o Foodmach – ALL IN ONE Filler
o Heat and Control – Masa Maker
o 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:

o ABBE Corrugated – ABBE Corrugated facilitates CMC CartonWrap for Catch’s DC
o Foodmach – Dulux Merrifield
o Proseal Australia – Commonwealth Collaboration Reducing the Plastic in Packaging o 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:

o Heat and Control – The Dual Energy X-Ray – IX-G2 o HMPS – New HMPS Compact Frame Design
o JMP Engineering – JMP Rotary Sorter 2800 CPH o 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:

o Fibre King – RSC Top Load Case Packer – The Griffin’s Food Company

o HMPS – HMPS Robotic Pouch Unloader & Drying System for Pet Food
o JMP Engineering – PepsiCo Systems
o 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:

o Bio-Steam – KHD Jet 4 Dry Steam Conveyor Belt Cleaner
o Foodmach – ALL IN ONE Filler
o Insignia – Domino M230i-P150 Automated Pallet Labelling System
o Sponsor of the Imported Equipment Award: Anderson Wholesale Packaging

Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on March 27 alongside AUSPACK, and as part of the broader Packaging and Processing Week initiatives.