Motion Control excellence rewarded once again

Published:  25 June, 2019

The 4th annual Motion Control Industry Awards (MCIA) dinner once again provided a celebration of business and professional excellence. The event was held during the evening of Wednesday 22nd 2019, at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham.

Co-located with DFA Media’s Smart Industry Conference, and the BCAS Annual Conference, which were each staged during the day at the same venue, the key facets of personal endeavour, technical innovation, engineering advancement and commercial acumen were all acknowledged and rewarded.

Awards winners:

• Technical Innovation of the Year - Sponsored by Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Winner: SMC Pneumatics - EX600W Integrated Wireless Valve System

• Environmental/Energy Efficiency Award - Sponsored by Rexroth – a Bosch Company

Winner: Brammer Buck & Hickman: Compressed Air System Audits

• Project of the Year - Sponsored by ABB

Winner: JETCAM International - Expert Nesting Software for Amada Laser

• Manufacturer of the Year - Sponsored by Elmo Motion Control

Winner: Gardner Denver

• Distributor of the Year - Sponsored by SMC Pneumatics

Winner: Pennine Pneumatic Services

• Contribution to Skills & Training - Sponsored by BFPA

Winner: ABB - Drives & Motors Training

• Engineer of the Year - Sponsored by Parker Hannifin

Winner: Juan Carlos González Villar - Kabel.Consult.Ing

• Lifetime Contribution - Sponsored by BCAS

Winner: Mr Kevin Prince – Atlas Copco/Power Technique

• Lifetime Contribution - Sponsored by BFPA

Winner: Mr Phil Keep – MP Filtri

Commenting on the awards programme, Chris Buxton, director & CEO at the BFPA said: “The 2019 MCI Awards Ceremony was another excellent event which represents the very essence of the growing trend towards generic Motion Control in the Fluid Power sector. There is currently no other event or awards ceremony that addresses this trend and I look forward supporting an even bigger celebration in 2020, when of course it co-locates with DFA’s suite of related exhibitions at the NEC.”

Parker’s UK & IRE marketing manager, Adrian Foster said: “Parker were once again delighted to sponsor the MCI Awards and particularly the ‘Engineer of the Year' category, as encouraging young talent and supporting them in developing their skills is fundamental to the future success of our industry. The evening was again very enjoyable and a wonderful way to acknowledge achievements and celebrate success.”

Vanda Jones, executive director of BCAS, who this year co-located the Society’s Annual Conference with the Awards Dinner added: “This year’s MCI Awards Ceremony once again excelled itself and provided a much-valued occasion for recognising and rewarding the fantastic achievements that this important sector has to offer. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and my congratulations go to all the Winners.”

Kevin Prince, general manager and director at Atlas Copco who was singled out for special recognition commented: “I was delighted and humbled to receive the Lifetime Contribution Award from BCAS at the Motion Control Industry Awards dinner. Recognising the importance of our industry in every sector of business is a key activity and even more so during this time of political, economic and technological change. We need to continue to attract new talent to our industry, increase diversity and invest in people to ensure we have a sustainable future. Events such as this play a vital role in lifting our profile.”

For further information please visit: www.mci-awards.com

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