APRIL™ Robotics finalist at the Institution of Engineering and Technology Awards 2017

We’re very pleased to announce that APRIL™ Robotics is shortlisted for the “Best Manufacturing Technology” category at the Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards 2017.It's fantastic to be flying the flag for the food industry in a very competitive category. The "Best Manufacturing Technology" competition received over 300 entries from 25 countries from industries including aerospace, automotive and pharmaceutical!

The esteemed judging panel including the Director of Innovate UK was looking for innovative uses of automation to improve aspects such as:

  • Quality / consistency

  • Cost reduction

  • Energy efficiency

  • Reduction in pollutants

  • Flexible / agile production

  • Market response / customisation

If you’ve seen the APRIL™ Cooking Cell in action, then you’ll know how different APRIL™ is and how the advanced the technology, engineering and design can improve the way we handle and process food products. The video below will give you some idea of how it works or visit the APRIL™ Robotics website.

Other finalists in the Manufacturing Technology category include: 

  • Plastic Logic Germany

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • FliteTrak

  • Biohm Ltd.

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at The Brewery, London on the 15th November 2017 and we’ll let you know if we’ve been successful! For more information, visit the IET website: www.ietinnovationawards.org.

APRIL, Awards, Our NewsLauren Moir