Monday 16th Dec, 2019

Nominations open for 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards

The Australian Bulk Handling Review is calling for nominations for the 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards (ABHA).

The awards celebrate excellence and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of companies and individuals in the Australian bulk handling sector.

ABHA is the official awards program of BULK2020, a business-to-business trade event focusing on the bulk solids handling industry.

Nominating is free and must be completed by Friday 28 February 2020. All products or technologies must be manufacturers or commercially available in Australia and all nominations must be accompanies with a high resolution image suitable for print publication.

The Finalists will be announced on Friday 6 March, with winners announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 2 April.

The awards available for nominations are:

Innovative Technology

  • A technology designed to enhance bulk solids handling and processing.
  • The product must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how technology improves bulk solids handling efficiency and cost-saving.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how technology differentiates from other market offerings.
  • Nomination must showcase how technology improves at least one of the following: environment, production outputs, safety.

Dust Control Technology, Application or Practice

A project that helps to keep dust creation in the bulk solids handling process to a minimum.

  • Project must have been implemented from 1 January 2019.
  • Nomination must demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the project to implement.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how the project improves at least one of the following: health and safety hazards, explosion risk, environment, equipment maintenance costs.
  • Nomination must showcase how the project differs from other available dust control solutions.

Excellence in the Application of Gears, Motors or Drives

A component or piece of equipment that provides a benefit to bulk solids handling operations.

  • Application must have been introduced from 1 January 2019.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how the gears, motors and/or drives enhance bulk solids handling processing by focusing on at least one of the following: safety, efficiency, production outputs, cost-saving.
  • Nomination must showcase how the product differs from other available solutions.

Excellence in Transport and/or Conveying

A piece of equipment or conveying technology that moves bulk solids materials from one location to another.

  • Equipment must have been implemented from 1 January 2019.
  • Nomination must demonstrate company’s history and experience with transport and conveying of bulk solid goods, including any notable recent contract wins.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how the equipment enhances the transport of bulk solids materials in at least one of the following areas: productivity, efficiency, cost-saving, sustainability.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how equipment differs from other available conveying solutions.

Best Practice in Safety

A project or program that emphasises and upholds industry safety standards.

  • Project or program must have been implemented from 1 January 2019.
  • Project or program may be internal to a company, or a marketable offering for the wider industry.
  • Nomination must demonstrate practicality of project or program, with examples of implementation in workplaces to be included.
  • Nomination must demonstrate differences to other safety programs or projects.

Supplier of the Year

A supplier that is excelling in the bulk solids handling sector.

  • Supplier must operate in Australia, and have been in operation since at least 1 January 2019.
  • Nomination must demonstrate scope of supplier’s services, looking at: locations, services offered, area of expertise.
  • Nomination must be able to demonstrate supplier’s capabilities in at least one of the following areas: productivity, efficiency, sustainability, safety, cost-savings.
  • Nomination must include at least one case study of a customer experience including goals and outcomes achieved.

Bulk Handling Facility of the Year

An outstanding facility that is for the processing of bulk solids materials, or manufacture of materials using bulk solids goods.

  • Facility must be located within Australia, and have been in operation since at least 1 January 2019.
  • Nomination must demonstrate how the facility enhances at least one of the following: productivity and output levels, cost-saving, sustainability, safety.
  • Nomination must justify the facility’s location and how this achieves positive outcomes for customers.

Click here to nominate for the 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

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