THE winners of the Stationers’ Company 2019 Innovation Excellence Awards have been revealed.
Heidelberg took the top prize of Innovator of the Year (and also Customer Experience) for its Heidelberg Assistant, which gives online portal access across the complete service process, and can be used for a single site or multi-site operations.
Other winners were:
Contact Originators: Business Process category for Optimus, a new plate technology aimed at developing improved ink laydown and ink reductions in the corrugated process
Transmedia Storyteller: Communications category for its Conducttr technology, which lets clients create ‘immersive’ experiences across multiple platforms
Colop UK: Product Design category for its e-mark, an electronic mobile marking device based on inkjet technology
SaicaPack North: Product Performance category for its metallic polymer foil backed corrugated package
Auris Tech: Service Development category for Fonetti, an app providing an interactive reading environment for children
Jill Jones, chair of the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards said “This year has seen a continued expansion of innovation applied to service and customer experience, a growing cluster of entries from the education sector and, for the first time, entries seriously focused on the Internet of Things. The judges had a difficult job selecting winners in the highly contested categories but the voting was unanimous for Innovator of the Year, Heidelberg UK, which describes its entry as the industrial Internet of Things.”