Food Processing Awards 2020

The annual Food Processing Awards recognise and reward engineering innovation in the food and beverage sector.
The Awards ceremony will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry on the evening of the annual Appetite for Engineering event – 31 March 2021.

You can nominate your own company; you can nominate an innovative product that was developed to solve a food processing issue; or you can nominate a food industry engineering project that incorporates automation technology and has helped solve a problem. 

To nominate we need:

• Contact name, address, phone number and email of nominee and category. 
• Details about the nominated product/application/technology/person. (and high-resolution image where possible).
• Brief statement about the potential impact of the nomination for the food and beverage processing sector
• Brief evidence or customer recommendations about the benefits – if applicable. 

Nominations should be sent to the editor of Food Processing suzanne.gill@imlgroup.co.uk – before 30 September 2020. After this date we will be presenting the final nominations to the readers of Food Processing for consideration.



2020 Award Categories
Robotics & automation 
Lean / continuous improvement 
Young engineer of the year (sponsored by Festo)
Lifetime achievement (sponsored by Food Processing)
Hygiene & food Safety (sponsored by Minebea-Intec)
Process & packaging 
Skills & development (sponsored by Omron)
Smart / digital technology 
Environmental / sustainability 





2019 Winners
Robotics & automation – igus UK Limited
Lean / continuous improvement – SMC Pneumatics (UK) Limited
Young engineer of the year – Jordan Brosnan of Coca Cola European Partners Limited
Lifetime achievement – Eric Partington, Chairman of Regional Section of the European  Hygienic and Design Group (EHEDG)
Hygiene & food Safety – PVSL Limited
Process & packaging – Beckhoff Automation Limited
Skills & development - Bakkavor
Smart / digital technology – Omron Electronics Limited
Environmental / sustainability – JD Cooling Systems Limited