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2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

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

APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley said, “We had a strong response to the awards, expanded to eight categories and reshaped this year around four main points: recognition, celebration, inclusivity and education. The number of submissions shows the value the industry places on this award program.”

Mr Dingley said, “On behalf of the APPMA 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.”

Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 18 May. With tickets selling well, finalists and others are urged to ensure they secure a ticket. Ticket price includes food, drinks and entertainment, with one of Australia's most versatile and much-loved entertainers, Tim Campbell, as MC.

Mr Dingley said, “As well as the announcement of award winners, the APPMA will also be revealing an exciting and historic surprise that the industry won’t want to miss.

“The Board and I would like to thank our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to put on an event of this calibre – a fantastic night of networking and celebrating innovation and our industry in general.

“The APPMA encourages everyone to spend some time looking at all the finalists’ entries on the AUSPACK show floor. These are some fantastic, industry-leading solutions.”

Awards and finalists are:

Australian Machinery Manufacturing Award:

Automation Systems & Controls – Scan Tunnel

INOX Australia – Turn-key Food Processing Systems

Trimatt Systems – Trimatt Systems - CardLine 7000

Australian Machinery Manufacturing Award: 

Fibre King – ‘Little Packer’ Casepacker

Foodmach Pty Ltd – Foodmach LMES (Line Manufacturing Execution System)

Robotic Automation – Robotic Automation MOTOPAL Palletising Gripper

Import & Distribution Machinery Award:

Packsize – The M1: Global Modular Architecture and Advanced Functionality

Pacmatix Pty Ltd – GSP 50s Flow Wrapper

Import & Distribution Machinery Award:

Foodmach Pty Ltd – Mengibar MassFlow Filler-Capper

Omni Group – VentX Unico Ventilated Pallet Wrapping Machine

Rhima Australia – Rhima RPC washer and automation

Packaging Design Innovation Award

GS1 Australia – 2DBarcodes on packaging by GS1: Welcome to the new dimension

Heat & Control – Ishida Inspira Series Snack Food Bagmaker

Select Equip – PaperSeal™ Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability Award

Aerofloat – Aerofloat Wastewater Treatment Technology

Detmold Group – Detpak RecycleMe™ Noodle Cup

LACO Automation & Service – Circular Plastic Australia jvc - Recycling Plant

Community Contribution Award

Foodmach Pty Ltd – Project Med-Con

HMPS – HMPS's long-standing partnership with Sight For All

Matthews Australasia – iDSnet Cloud - Simple Compliance for Free

Emerging Leadership Award

Automation Systems and Control – Nick Kovess – Project Manager Engineer : Automation

Automation Systems and Control – Rayen Emmanuel – Project Manager Engineer : Automation 

Fibre King – James Herrmann – Engineering Coordinator

HMPS – Simon Czudek -  Design Manager

Rhima Australia – Saeed Mafi – Mechanical Engineer

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