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PPMA announces awards finalists

07 May 2013

The judging for the PPMA Group Industry Awards has now been completed and the finalists announced.

ABB Robotics marketing manager Michelle Jocelyn, a sponsor of the event said: "We are delighted to be associated with the awards for a second year. More entries were received this year and it is pleasing to see an increase in interest from the industry in relation to this celebratory event.” 

The gala dinner event will take place on the first night of the PPMA show on June 4th at the National Motorcycle Museum adjacent to the NEC in Birmingham. Everyone is welcome whether a member of the PPMA or not from suppliers to end users. The event will be hosted by TV personality Paul Ross and BBC presenter Amy Garcia.

Ian Walker, General Sales Manager from KUKA Robotics said: "We are also delighted to be associated with the awards this year and the excellence they represent across the industry.”

Other sponsors of the event include Close Brothers Asset Finance, Emerson Industrial Automation, Festo, Linx Printing Technologies, PPMA Group Insurance and tna. To attend the awards ceremony, contact Tom Fisher on 020 8773 8111 tom.fisher@ppma.co.uk.

The Finalists in Each category are as follows:

Most Innovative Processing or Packaging Machine 

Cama Group
Industrial Washing Machines
Linkx Packaging Systems
Pacepacker Services

Most Innovative Ancillary Equipment

Concetti Group
Cyan Tec

Processing and Packaging Manufacturer of the Year

Cyan Tec
Loma Systems
PFM Packaging Machinery

Most innovative Machine Vision Project 

Autocoding Systems
Stemmer Imaging UK
Scandinavian MV

Polymer Manufacturer or Distributor of the Year

Motan Colortronic
Premier Moulding Machinery
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
TH Plastics

Exporter of the Year

Endoline Machinery
Industrial Washing Machines
Mettler Toledo Safeline

Partnership of the Year

Boomerang Plastics/Muller
CAMA Group/PFM Fortress 
Endoline Machinery/Arcon  
Fibre Extrusion Technology/Motan Colortronic 
Matcon/Lock Inspection 
Mettler Toledo Safeline/tna 
Stemmer Imaging/Olmec UK 
TH Plastics/Moretto Plastics Automation

Customer Service Award

Autocoding Systems
Markem Imaje
Pacepacker Services
Premier Moulding Machinery
Stemmer Imaging
TH Plastics
Yamato Scale Dataweigh Co.

Most Innovative Automation System

CAMA Group
Cyan Tec
Linkx Systems
Motan Colortronic
Pacepacker Services
Universal Robots

Outstanding Sales or Company Growth Award

Bofa International
Endoline Machinery
Linkx Systems.

Apprentice of the Year and Outstanding Achievement will be announced on the evening.