Thursday, August 16, 2012

Packaging awards

The judging for the PPMA Group Industry Awards has now been completed and the finalists announced.  Steve Gee Managing Director Manufacturing Division of Close Brothers Asset Finance Ltd, Lead sponsor of the event said  “we are delighted to be associated with the awards particularly with such strong interest from the industry in terms of the number of entries that have been received, there has been a healthy representation of companies in every category ” 

Gary Wyles Managing Director from Festo added “we welcome the return of the PPMA Awards and are pleased to see that the awards are open to everyone within the industry which gives a greater representation of excellence”. 
The gala dinner event will take place on the first night of the PPMA show on September 25th at the National Motorcycle Museum adjacent to the NEC in Birmingham (GB). Everyone is welcome whether a member of the PPMA or not from Suppliers to end users. The event will be hosted by Comedian Bobby Davro and Skye and BBC presenter Amy Garcia.

The Finalists in Each category are as follows:

Most Innovative Processing or Packaging Machine 
Endoline Machinery
Ishida Europe
Linx Printing
SB Plastics Machinery
Tekpak
T Freemantle

Processing and Packaging Machinery Manufacturer of the Year
Easypack
Makro
Matcon
Pacepacker  Services
PFM Packaging Machinery

Most Innovative Machine Vision Project:
Olmec
RNA Automation
Stemmer Imaging

Most Innovative Automation System:
UPM Conveyors
Summit Systems
Tekpak
T Freemantle

Polymer Equipment Manufacturer of the Year:
Motan-Colortronic
Premier Moulding Machinery
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
TH Plastics

Exporter of the Year:
Endoline Machinery
Industrial Washing Machines
Lock Inspection Systems
Matcon
Pacepacker Services
Russel-Finex

Exceptional Sales Growth Award:
ABB Robotics
Conveyor Systems (CSL)
Fortress Technology
Matcon
Mettler-Toledo Safeline
Proplast Group
Winkworth Group

Partnership Award:
Endoline Machinery/Sealed Air 
Findel Education/Packsize
Matcon/Lock Inspection Systems
Motan-Colortronic/CRC -Evans
Stemmer Imaging/Marel
TNA Packaging Solutions/ Mettler-Toledo Safeline

Excellence in Customer Service:
Conveyor Systems (CSL)
Easypack
Logopak
Pacepacker Services
Stemmer Imaging


The PPMA Group Industry Awards are organised by The PPMA Group of Associations comprising:
PPMA - Processing and Packaging machinery Association
BARA – British Automation and Robot Association
PMMDA – Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association
UKIVA – UK Industrial Vision Association

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