Loma was announced as the Processing & Packaging Machinery Manufacturer of the Year at the third annual PPMA Group Industry Awards 2014.
Loma Systems is a global supplier of food industry metal detection, checkweighing and X-ray inspection equipment.
The awards were held on Tuesday, September 30 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
Simon Spencer, Loma Systems’ managing director commented: “Loma is honoured to have won this award. It reinforces our 45 years’ experience in the development and manufacture of delivering inspection equipment, designed to deliver maximum uptime and low lifetime cost of ownership. It also demonstrates our on-going commitment to enhancing production efficiencies to meet build and lead time requirements.
Spence continues: “Lastly, Loma is only as good as its people and this latest award win will offer a real boost and recognition for their continued dedication and hard work.”
The event, held in conjunction with BARA (British Automation & Robot Association) and UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association), was attended by some 400 guests and hosted by impressionist Rory Bremner.
Loma’s attention to excellence was praised by the judging panel. The judges highlighted Loma’s improvements in supplier performance, reductions in manufacturing time and focus on key performance indicators which have led to increased sales, improved profitability, excellent customer service and high employee retention.
A total of 13 award categories were judged by an independent panel and entrants for the Machinery Manufacturer of the Year were asked to demonstrate that they have excelled in areas such as product development, sales, customer service, working practice and or staff development.