Here are the finalists for the APPMA Awards of Excellence


Friday, 29 April, 2022

Here are the finalists for the APPMA Awards of Excellence

Finalists in the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence have been announced.

This year there were eight categories focused on four main points: recognition, celebration, inclusivity and education.

Awards and finalists

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. Finalists are:

  • Automation Systems & Controls – Scan Tunnel
  • INOX Australia – Turn-key Food Processing Systems
  • 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. Finalists are:

  • Fibre King – ‘Little Packer’ Casepacker
  • Foodmach Pty Ltd – Foodmach LMES (Line Manufacturing Execution System)
  • Robotic Automation – Robotic Automation MOTOPAL Palletising Gripper

Import & Distribution Machinery Award – SME: recognising innovation and success in equipment launched in Australia in the past three years. Finalists are:

  • Packsize – The M1: Global Modular Architecture and Advanced Functionality
  • Pacmatix Pty Ltd – GSP 50s Flow Wrapper

Import & Distribution Machinery Award – Corporate: recognising innovation and success in equipment launched in Australia in the past three years. Finalists are:

  • Foodmach Pty Ltd – Mengibar MassFlow Filler-Capper
  • Omni Group – VentX Unico Ventilated Pallet Wrapping Machine
  • Rhima Australia – Rhima RPC washer and automation

Packaging Design Innovation Award: recognising design innovation and success as a result of a new idea or modification introduced into a packaging design. Finalists are:

  • GS1 Australia – 2DBarcodes on packaging by GS1: Welcome to the new dimension
  • Heat & Control – Ishida Inspira Series Snack Food Bagmaker
  • Select Equip – PaperSeal Sustainable Packaging

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. Finalists are:

  • Aerofloat – Aerofloat Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • Detmold Group – Detpak RecycleMe Noodle Cup
  • LACO Automation & Service – Circular Plastic Australia jvc - Recycling Plant

Community Contribution Award: recognising organisations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to community wellbeing. This award recognises members’ industry-level contributions during the past two to three years. Finalists are:

  • Foodmach Pty Ltd – Project Med-Con
  • HMPS – HMPS's long-standing partnership with Sight For All
  • Matthews Australasia – iDSnet Cloud - Simple Compliance for Free

Emerging Leadership Award: this is 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. Finalists are:

  • Automation Systems and Control – Nick Kovess, Project Manager Engineer: Automation
  • Automation Systems and Control – Rayen Emmanuel, Project Manager Engineer: Automation
  • Fibre King – James Herrmann, Engineering Coordinator
  • HMPS – Simon Czudek, Design Manager
  • Rhima Australia – Saeed Mafi, Mechanical Engineer

“On behalf of the APPMA Board, I commend every business that submitted an entry on their efforts,” said APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley. “The APPMA encourages everyone to spend some time looking at all the finalists’ entries on the AUSPACK show floor. These are some fantastic, industry-leading solutions.”

AUSPACK 2022 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 17–20 May 2022. Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 18 May, with Tim Campbell as MC.

For more information and tickets for the awards, visit https://www.auspack.com.au/awards.

Image caption: Entertainer Tim Campbell will MC the APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Ceremony on Wednesday, 18 May.

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