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PPMA finalists

PPMA finalists

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

Mr Dave Atkinson, UK head of manufacturing from Lloyds SME Banking and headline sponsor said: “The bank has made a serious commitment to supporting UK manufacturing in recent years and our partnership with the PPMA further demonstrates our support and understanding of manufacturing business.”

The gala dinner event will take place on the first night of the PPMA show on Tuesday September 30th 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 comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner and ITV presenter Helen Fospero.

Gary Wyles from Festo also commented  “we are also very pleased to be associated with the awards and promoting the value of apprenticeships within our industry with the current skills shortage”

Sponsors of the event include; Lloyds Bank, Festo, Linx Printing Technologies, Omron, PPMA Group Insurance, Stemmer Imaging, Tekpak and tna.

The awards will take place alongside the PPMA Show. The show will be opened by Michael Portillo and includes high profile speakers such as Tesco, M&S, Coca Cola and the Groceries Code Adjudicator – explaining how she is policing the food sector manufacturing supply chain and outlawing some of the current practices. The exhibition is being attended by over 8,000 visitors and hosts 320 exhibitors.

The awards finalists in each category are as follows:


Apprentice of the Year         
•    Andrew Lufkin
•    Kynan Ellen         

Customer Service Award         
•    DC Norris
•    Motan Colotronic         
•    Pacepacker Services         
•    PFM Packaging Machinery         
•    Printsafe
•    Yorkshire Packaging Systems         


Exceptional Sales or Company Growth Award         
•    Adsol UK         
•    Fortress Technology         
•    Enercon Industries         
•    Loma Systems         
•    PLF International         
•    Riggs Autopack         
•    Venair         
•    Winkworth Group         
•    Yorkshire Packaging Systems         

Exporter of the Year         
•    DC Norris         
•    Endoline Machinery         
•    Industrial Washing Machines         
•    PLF International         
•    Russell Finex         
•    Venair
•    Winkworth Group         

Most Innovative Ancillary Equipment         
•    Adsol UK
•    Detetcamet
•    Elesa         
•    Renmar         
•    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag         
•    Venair         

Most Innovative Automation System of the Year         
•    AVE UK
•    Endoline Machinery         
•    Logopak         
•    Pacepacker Services         
•    RM Group         
•    Tekpak Automation         

Most Innovative Machine Vision Project         
•    Dimaco UK         
•    Framos          
•    Olmec UK
•    Scandinavian Machine Vision         
•    SICK UK         
•    Valco Melton UK         


Most Innovative Processing or Packaging Machine         
•    Endoline Machinery
•    Linx Printing Technologies         
•    Marel         
•    Olympus Automation         
•    PFM Packaging Machinery         
•    Pacepacker Services         
•    Tekpak Automation          
•    Videojet         

Partnership of the Year Award         
•    Adsol (UK)/Meler (Spain)
•    Alrad / Dimaco
•    Autocoding / Loma Systems         
•    Olmec/Rofin-Baasel/Universal Converting Equipment         
•    Pacepacker / Fanuc / Festo         
•    Stemmer Imaging / SIGA Vision         

Polymer Equipment Manufacturer of the Year         
•    Motan Colortronic
•    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Processing & Packaging Machinery Manufacturer of the Year         
•    Enercon Industries
•    Loma Systems         
•    Riggs Autopack         
•    Russell Finex         
•    Winkworth Group         

Sustainability Award         
•    Aetna Group UK         
•    Langen Group         
•    Olympus Automation         

 

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