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2024 APPMA Award Categories & Finalists

The APPMA Awards of Excellence is the national awards program for the Australian packaging and processing industry, recognising excellence, innovation, leadership and best practice.  Conducted by the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), the awards program is an opportunity for the packaging and processing industry to celebrate industry wins and achievements, foster innovation and collaboration and raise the profile of our sector. Submissions are now closed for the 2024 APPMA Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to all the category finalists below. Please note, that finalists within each category have been listed in alphabetical order.

Customer Systems Integration Award

Recognises customer-specific solutions comprising a combination of products and services designed to provide unique outputs and deliverables. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Fibre King delivers a turnkey automation solution to DA Hall
Fibre King 

Pernod Ricard's World-first Multi-format Line
Foodmach 

Insurmountable odds deliver innovative results
Robotic Automation 

 

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognises individuals within a company who consistently demonstrate leadership attributes within their areas of responsibility and within the industry whether that be in the areas of research, innovation development, customer service, business operations, systems integration or project deliverables. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Supriya Suhale, Category Manager: Connectivity
Beckhoff Automation

Rajendra Prasad, Robotics and Commissioning Engineer
Fibre King

Greg Abson, Process Partners Dairy Program Manager 
Process Partners

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Import & Distribution Machinery Award - Corporate

Recognising innovation and success of Processing and Packaging machinery/equipment launched and operational within the Australian market. Focus on Australian corporate machinery importers and distributors. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

The future of multi-line packaging automation
Abbe

P.E. Labellers MODULAR SL
Foodmach

Cut'it! EVO - Automated height reduction and lid application for E-Commerce
Ranpak

Rhima Coles Ocado innovation with washer-dryer technology
Rhima Australia 

Sponsored by:
Comblifts

 

 

Sustainability Excellence Award

This category recognizes organisations that execute initiatives and demonstrate leadership and commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices within the Processing and Packaging industry. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

A Westrock and Fibre King Partnership delivers a sustainable packaging material solution for beverage manufacturers.
Fibre King

Textile Recovery Processing Project
Inox Australia Pty Ltd

Paper-ON-Form – Sustainable Paper Packaging Retrofit kit
Nupac Industries
 

Sponsored by

Queensland Goverment

 

 

Australian Machinery Manufacturer Award - SME

Recognises Australian-based manufacturing innovation and success of Processing and Packaging machinery/ equipment launched with the domestic and/or export markets. Focus on Australian SME machinery manufacturers. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Machinery Manufacturer – Perfection
HMPS PROPAC

Textile Recycling Reactor Project
Inox Australia Pty Ltd

Trimatt ColourStar AQ
Trimatt Systems 

Sponsored by:

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS

Australian Machinery Manufacturer Award - Corporate

Recognises Australian-based manufacturing innovation and success of Processing and Packaging machinery/ equipment launched with the domestic and/or export markets. Focus on Australian corporate machinery manufacturers. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Automaint Inspect & Pack System Solution.
Automaint Solutions 

A Little DePal Makes Big Change for Aussie Craft Breweries and Beverage Manufacturers.
Fibre King

Robomatrix® Dual Infeed
Foodmach 

Sponsored by:

Central Innovation

Digital Innovation Award

Recognises products and services that contribute to the digitization and innovation of the Processing and Packaging industrial environment positively impacting processing and packaging lines and/or supply chains. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

iDSnet Cloud & On Premise Package Code Management Suite
Matthews Australasia 

Gundagai Meat Processors provides a platform for world first Objective Grading Technologies in Lamb Processing, Automated Chillers/Sortation and Farmer Payments/Portal
Triton Commercial Systems (Qld) P/L 

Triton Streamlines Livestock, Slaughter Chain, Farmer Payments and Accounts for Tasmanian Quality Meats 
Triton Commercial Systems (Qld) P/L

Sponsored by:
marel

Packaging Design Innovation Award

Recognises new packaging design innovations resulting from new developments, materials or concepts and/or innovative modifications introduced into existing packaging products. Download the Awards Kit here to find out more.

Congratulations to the finalists:

Kerbside Recyclable Paper Bag for Fresh Potatoes
Detpak 

MoistShield®: Paper sack without any plastic film – monomaterial – with high moisture resistance.
Fiorini 

Revolutionising Sustainable Packaging: The Carton Nature Packer (CNP)
KHS 
 

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Ranpak

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