HMPS wins South Australia food award


Monday, 04 December, 2017


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The South Australian food industry has congratulated robotics and automation company HMPS for its contribution to the industry.

An estimated 700 guests gathered at the Adelaide Convention Centre last week for the South Australian Food Industry Awards 2017 to celebrate companies and individuals who have made breakthroughs in the food industry.

One of these companies was HMPS, which took home the Stephen Moore Service Provider Award for its commitment to automating the food, beverage and packaging industries in order to help the South Australian food business grow. The company prides itself on design, development and manufacturing of high-quality machinery for packaging processes, and its success is supposedly down to its team.

HMPS Owner and Executive Chairman Mark Emmett and CEO Shaun Westscott are directly involved in the business, working alongside about 60 engineering-minded employees. Emmett compared HMPS’s experimentation, teamwork and creativity to the way in which children play with toys.

“We come up with creative solutions and solve problems by having conversations, getting practical and trying out ideas — it is sort of like kids playing with Meccano sets until they find the most perfect solution to the automation challenge,” he said.

“Each person takes pride in their work because they are creating and crafting — from only an idea, it is nurtured into drawings, animations, steel frames, conveyor systems, pneumatic circuits, control panels, etc, until finally you have a product that moves at lighting speed and is packing products in all sizes and formations into cartons!”

HMPS’s robotic and automation machinery is tailored to suit specific packaging needs, which its customers value. With innovation and research at the heart of its operations, the close-knit team work together to generate and execute new ideas. Based in South Australia, HMPS aim to give Australia a competitive edge in the industry and ensure the country continues to be at the forefront of robotics and engineering innovation.

“It is a great honour to receive the Stephen Moore Service Provider Award and be associated with this prestigious event, and it’s an even greater honour to serve the South Australian food industry every day. What a great way to end of what has been a remarkable year,” Emmett concluded.

Image caption: Mark Emmett receives FOOD SA Stephen Moore Service Provider 2017 Award. Source: HMPS.

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