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Nominations opened for 2023 Bulk Handling Awards

Australian Bulk Handling Review has opened calls for nominations for the 2023 Australian Bulk Handling Awards (ABHA).

Nominating is free and must be completed by 11:59pm Friday 5 May 2023.

All products or technologies must be manufactured or commercially available in Australia and all nominations must be accompanied with a high resolution image suitable for print publication.

Nominations must have been introduced or implemented from 1 July 2021.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on Thursday 6 July 2023.

The categories open for nominations include:

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.

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