Date announced for 2015 APPMA Industry Excellence Awards

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014

Eagerly awaiting the 2015 APPMA Industry Excellence Awards? Never fear - the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) has announced the date for the awards.

The winners will be announced on 25 March at the Crown Melbourne. Submissions are now open for the awards.

“Companies that enter these biennial awards are recognised for their contribution and outstanding achievements against their peers within the wider packaging industry and we encourage everyone to enter,” said Mark Dingley, Chairman, APPMA.

The awards categories are:

2015 Export Achievement Award

This award recognises worthwhile contributions to an existing or new export market. Contributions can include establishing a new market, achieving a significant increase in sales by both supplier and customer, identifiable by monetary gain from an export activity. It can also be any developed packaging or processing machinery sold into overseas markets which contributes to improved business outcomes, efficiency, sales and profit increases.

2015 Design Achievement Award

This award recognises the development of a packaging or processing line or module that results in the significant advancement of packaging and processing machinery technology by either introducing a new idea or modifying an existing principle. The design concept and implementation are weighted highly in the bestowing the award. The product must have helped to achieve better business performance.

2015 Customer Partnership Award

This award focuses on the customisation of packaging and processing machinery that is required to meet a customer’s individual needs. The winner - either an individual or a team - will be able to demonstrate that the end-user has experienced increased sales, plant efficiency and profitability. The customer’s outcomes will form a large element of the award decision.

2015 Imported Equipment Award

This award is designed to recognise the efforts of a company that promotes its overseas principal’s equipment in the Australian market. The equipment itself must represent a high standard of excellence in every respect.

2015 Best New Product Award

This award is designed to recognise the most innovative product or equipment in the packaging and processing industry launched in Australia for the first time during AUSPACK 2015. The equipment or product must have proven efficiency or productivity gains, be innovative and have proved and improved cost of ownership.

2015 APPMA Scholarship

This will be awarded to a packaging engineer looking to further their education. The scholarship enables the recipient to enrol in a Diploma in Packaging Technology, an internationally recognised and accredited qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry or already in the industry wishing to expand their knowledge and expertise.

Submissions for all awards are due no later than Friday 30 January 2015. All companies within the packaging industry are encouraged to enter; you do not need to be an APPMA member. To access a submission form, email

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