F The GRAPAS Award for Innovation 2015 was won by Alapala and Bühler jointly. Representatives from Alapala left (Cagdas Ingin and Stefano Soldi) and Bühler right (Nicholas Trounce and colleague) accept the awards on behalf of their companies from GRAPAS Conference Chairman Roger Gilbert, CEO and publisher of Milling and Grain
Joint winner for the GRAPAS Awards for Milling Innovation 2015
his year’s GRAPAS Award for Milling Innovation is jointly shared by Alapala of Turkey and Bühler Group of Switzerland. Milling and Grain magazine, published by Perendale Publishers Limited, sponsors the GRAPAS Awards for Innovation in the cereal milling industries at the FIAAPVICTAM-GRAPAS International Exhibition and GRAPAS Conference 2015 which was held in Cologne, Germany from June 9-11, 2015. The Award’s judging panel found nine submissions had gained the 32 | Milling and Grain
prestigious status of ‘Commended’ from the 2015 entrants It says of the nine that they were “an interesting selection of products” that were submitted for judging this year. “In judging we have given weighting to the criteria identified in the entry categories for equipment used in relation to the milling of cereal grains. The criteria were in particular: novelty, significant practical value and benefits to the user in terms of efficiency, safety and cost effectiveness.” The two rollermill entries stand out as being the most significant entries, but it was not possible to rate one over the other. Each offers different merits but both are worthy contenders as winners, the panel explained.