Smart Skin Wins World Beverage Innovation Award

Nov 11th 2016 - Smart Skin Technologies has won the World Beverage Innovation Award in the category “Best manufacturing or processing innovation” for the Quantifeel Line Map. For 3 years, Smart Skin has been marketing their patented Quantifeel wireless sensor technology to enable customers across the sector to quantify the forces experienced by containers on packaging lines. The “line map” technology takes this innovation to the next level by giving customers a visual, bird’s eye view of the magnitude and line position of forces that containers are experiencing. Now customers are able to see a picture of where they have problem areas and take corrective action at the root cause to correct issues such as breakage, denting, scuffing, leakage on their lines.

Kumaran Thillainadarajah, the CTO of  Smart Skin Technologies commented on the win saying “The award is a tremendous honour and a recognition of the hard work of the whole team at Smart Skin.”

Evan Justason, the recently appointed CEO of Smart Skin Technologies said “I’m very proud to be working with such a passionate group of innovators.  We collect a lot of previously unattainable data on packaging lines and it is very important for our customers that we present it in a way that is intuitive and allows them to take action. That’s what we’ve done with the line map and winning an award like this will help us get our message out to even more customers.”

Now in their 14th year, the World Beverage Innovation Awards is the international beverage industry’s leading awards scheme, celebrating innovation and excellence across every product category as well as seeking out the best in packaging, marketing, technology and sustainability. The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday November 11th  at the Brau Breviale trade show in Nuremburg Germany with over 38,000 attendees and thousands of exhibitors.

The other finalists nominated were:
Hanovia Ltd – Pureline S – UV Disinfection System for Sugar
Mazza Innovation Ltd – PhytoClean Pressurised Water Extraction Process
Merck KGaA – ReadyPlate 55

“We saw a fantastic range of products this year as innovation continues to ignite consumers growing interest in beverage,” said FoodBev Media’s Marketing Director Isabel Sturgess. “The awards are a great way to keep up to date with the industry’s best innovations across the globe. It’s a great celebration and highlights company successes in areas of finished products, marketing, manufacturing, ingredients and importantly, commitment to CSR.”