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Winners announced for the 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence 

Winners of the 2022 Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence were announced last night at a gala dinner during AUSPACK 2022.

The 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence is the national awards program for Australia’s packaging and processing industry, recognising excellence, innovation, leadership and best practice.

APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley said, “Winners in each of the eight categories were announced in front of a sold-out room, which was the perfect way to celebrate the best in Australia’s manufacturing industry. After being postponed from last year, the much-anticipated event was a resounding success and wonderful celebration of the industry’s achievements.” 

The 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence this year were reshaped around four main points: recognition, celebration, inclusivity and education.

Mr Dingley said, “The Gala Awards Ceremony, with well-known entertainer Tim Campbell as MC, was a brilliant celebration, and the APPMA would like to thank our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to put on an event of this calibre.

“On behalf of the APPMA Board, I congratulate every winner for their achievements and every finalist – indeed every business that submitted an entry – on their efforts. The APPMA encourages everyone to spend some time looking at the winners’ and finalists’ entries on the AUSPACK show floor.

“The exhibition is still running today and tomorrow, and I encourage anyone who has not been, or registered, to do so. Come and experience and gain from the innovation and knowledge in Australia’s manufacturing industry at the largest packaging and processing machinery exhibition in the southern hemisphere: AUSPACK 2022.”  

AUSPACK 2022 is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 17-20 May 2022. Tickets to the exhibition are free and available through the AUSPACK website.

Please visit www.auspack.com.au for more information.

Award winners

Australian Machinery Manufacturing Award - SME

Recognising Australian-based manufacturing, innovation and success of a product launched into the domestic and/or export market in the past three years (award sponsored by SMC) The winner is:

Trimatt Systems – Trimatt Systems - CardLine 7000

Australian Machinery Manufacturing Award – Corporate:

Recognising Australian-based manufacturing, innovation and success of a product launched into the domestic and/or export market in the past three years (award sponsored by SMC). The winner is:

Fibre King – ‘Little Packer’ Casepacker

Community Contribution Award

Recognising an organisation that demonstrates leadership and commitment to community wellbeing. This award recognises members’ industry-level contributions during the past two to three years. The winner is:

Foodmach Pty Ltd – Project Med-Con

Import & Distribution Machinery Award – SME

Recognising innovation and success in equipment launched in Australia in the past three years. The winner is:

Packsize – The M1: Global Modular Architecture and Advanced Functionality

Import & Distribution Machinery Award – Corporate

Recognising innovation and success in equipment launched in Australia in the past three years. The winner is:

Foodmach Pty Ltd – Mengibar MassFlow Filler-Capper

Packaging Design Innovation Award

Recognising design innovation and success as a result of a new idea or modification introduced into a packaging design. The winner is:

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

Sustainability Award

Focusing on environmental sustainability, such as recycling, food waste redistribution, environmentally friendly energy supply, and so on. This category incorporates sustainability projects recognising organisations showing leadership and commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices, through innovative solutions for new and existing market needs (award sponsored by Nord Drivesystems). The winner is:

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

Emerging Leadership Award:

Emerging Leadership Award for an individual who has been engaged in the Australian packaging and processing industry machinery industry for less than 10 years. This award recognises capability and leadership, whether in research, technical or business operations. Winners will have the opportunity of an ambassadorial role within the industry. The winners are:

HMPS – Simon Czudek, Design Manager

Rhima Australia – Saeed Mafi, Mechanical Engineer

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