PPMA Awards of Excellence 2001. (News and Installations).
Category 1: Design and Manufacture (Overseas Supplier)
Denis Pearce Memorial Medal
Winner: Ytron Process Technology, Germany
Denis Pearce was one of PPMA's founding members. Ytron Process Technology won this year's award for its Ytron Y Directed Jet Mixer with ByPass System, which reduces the time taken to add difficult-to-wet powders to a liquid and eliminates dusting. In the UK the company is represented by Ytron-Quadro.
Category 2: Design and Manufacture (UK supplier)
The Bob Newman Medal
Winner: APV Baker
APV Baker won the award for its Micro-aeration system, which can increase the volume of chocolate 10-20% by introducing microscopic bubbles of gas.
Category 3: Environmental Responsibility
Certificate of Merit: Sovereign Labelling Systems
Sovereign's Sceptre Enviro pressure sensitive polyethylene milk bottle labelling machine, which uses labels that have no backing paper won the Certificate of Merit in this category. Sovereign coat the labels with silicone release agents over the printed face during the conversion process, before they are rewound into a reel for application by the machine.
Category 4: Customer Service
John Downing Memorial Medal
Winner: Domino UK
Domino took this year's award for a partnership with Nestle UK's York factory. Covering a major date coding replacement project that hands over the management of date coders in the plant to Domino. The five year, [pounds sterling]1m, project has so far involved installation of 100 continuous ink jet printers and 17 laser coders. Domino is also providing an on-site engineer and operator training.
Category 5: Export Achievement
The Robert King Medal
Winner: Domino UK
This award recognises exports of UK-built machines. Domino won it for pushing exports to more than 88% of all sales, assisted by its strategy to become a global company and extend its network of subsidiary companies.
Category 6: Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: David Wright, Managing Director, Europack
This award recognises David's personal contribution to the industry on three fronts: as an international ambassador for the UK sector; as a director of the PPMA responsible for finance, and as a chief executive who has been 'a source of inspiration'.
Category 7: International Award for Achievement
Winner: TNA, Australia: managing director Alf Taylor
This award recognises a company and an individual from outside the UK. It went to TNA, Australia and managing director Alf Taylor for the Robag vertical form-fill-seal machine
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|Title Annotation:||Processing and Packaging Machinery Association|
|Publication:||Food Trade Review|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2001|
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