Now in its sixth year, The PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017, which recognises the best examples of innovation, smart manufacturing, entrepreneurship and collaboration in the processing and packaging machinery industry’s prestigious annual awards ceremony, has announced the shortlist for this year’s ceremony.
Following an impressive number of entries, the independent panel of 10 experts came together to choose finalists in each of the 11 categories, which include innovative robotic machinery, partnership of the year and the lifetime achievement award. The winner of each category will be announced at the PPMA Group Industry Awards ceremony and gala dinner, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum on Tuesday 26 September.
CEO of PPMA Group Andrew Mint commented, ‘Thanks to an incredibly high standard of entries this year, the judges reported a difficult deliberation process, which is testament to the innovatory nature of our industry. No doubt they have got an even harder task ahead with choosing a winner, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of both the finalists and winners at the ceremony.’
Returning to the NEC between the 26-28 September, the PPMA show will see more than 300 brands including Schubert UK, Omron, ABB Limited, Ilapak Ltd, and Minebea Intenc come together on the exhibition floor.