The award, presented at the ceremony held at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum, was given in recognition of CMC’s Cartonwrap roll-fed flexible carton manufacturing system, which was developed specifically for varied e-commerce packing requirements.

The event, this year hosted by TV presenters Paul Ross and Amy Garcia, is judged by an independent panel of specialists and recognises kit developments in the sectors covered by the PPMA: processing and packaging; automation and robotics; industrial vision systems; and polymer machinery.

The judges said that the CMC system displayed “an optimum mix of innovation and market requirement, with the added benefit of a significant reduction in packaging materials and shopping volume”.