Helipebs Controls shortlisted for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016

Published on: 31st August 2016

A WEAF member has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016. Hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Helipebs Controls will now go head to head with manufacturers across the country for the Leadership and Strategy award.
The competition has been exceptionally tough this year, with a 23% increase in the number of entries compared to last year’s programme. Entrants will now undergo the most rigorous judging process of any industry awards in the UK.
Companies shortlisted in nine of this year’s categories will receive a site visit assessment in September, where judges will witness the entrant’s manufacturing processes in action and carefully evaluate their findings against the criteria.
The process will conclude at The Manufacturer MX Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, at The Vox in Birmingham on November 2. Here, manufacturing leaders and the wider industrial community will come together to celebrate the award winners. This is the biggest annual celebration in the industry’s calendar and attracted almost 1,000 attendees in previous years.
Past winners range from SMEs to OEMs and have come from a diverse range of industries, for example: Lambert Engineering (The Manufacturer of the Year, 2015), Xtrac Ltd (The Manufacturer of the Year, 2014), Vaillant Group (Sustainable Manufacturing, 2014) and Sheffield Forgemasters International (Leadership and Strategy, 2013).
Andrew Hopcraft, Managing Director of Helipebs Controls, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the Leadership and Strategy Award and are very much looking forward to the big event. This award is testament to the skills we have in the county to continually meet the ever changing needs of our customers around the world with our hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder solutions.”
Nick Hussey, CEO of the Hennik Group, organisers of TMMX Awards said: “We are delighted to present such a robust shortlist of wonderful manufacturing businesses. In several categories, entries are double those of 2015, and the total number of companies entering is up by almost 25%, with many companies entering multiple categories. To me, this demonstrates the breadth of their all-round manufacturing excellence.
All the shortlisted companies should be extremely proud that they have been selected against so much strong competition. The entry and shortlisting process is far more rigorous and evidence-based than any other industry awards programme and making it to the finals is a huge achievement. I’m looking forward to the site visits and meeting the individuals behind these extraordinary companies. I also look forward to seeing you all, and celebrating your success, at The Manufacturer MX Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 2 November.”
Philippa Oldham, Head of Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said:
“The Manufacturer MX Awards not only celebrate the best in UK manufacturing, but taking part gives companies the opportunity to receive valuable advice, free of charge, from world class experts. Finalists and winners then receive a detailed and confidential business report written by the University of Durham. In a time of fierce competition in business, the feedback provided through the Manufacturing Excellence Awards could make the difference between a company’s success and failure.
“The judging panel is made up of over 30 highly experienced manufacturing experts and the rigorous process involves desk based judging, factory site visits and in interviews with the panel. This enables the judges to ensure that we are identifying the very best of UK industry.”
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