Composites UK announces 2016 composites industry award winners

Eight awards were given included the innovation in composite manufacture which was awarded to Plataine.

Composites UK announced the winners of its 2016 industry awards at its awards dinner on November 2 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, which took place alongside the Advanced Engineering Show.

Eight awards were given out on the evening. The winners were:

  • Innovation in Composite Design (Sponsored by National Composites Centre) – Winner: Dura Composites
  • Innovation in Composite Manufacture (Sponsored by Composites in Manufacturing Magazine) – Winner: Plataine
  • Innovation in Composite Materials (Sponsored by Advanced Engineering Show) – Winner: Sicut Enterprises Ltd
  • Environmental/Sustainability Award (Sponsored by Prea Ltd) – Winner: Revaluetech
  • Health and Safety Award (Sponsored by Towergate Insurance) – Winner: MPM Ltd
  • Employer of the Year (Sponsored by MPM Ltd) – Winner: Safran Nacelles
  • Employee of the Year (Sponsored by Composites in Manufacturing Magazine) – Winner: David Hughes, Teledyne CML
  • Trainee/Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by Dark Matter Composites) – Winner: James Kilbane, MPM Ltd

Avner Ben-Bassat, President and CEO of Plataine who took home the Innovation in Composites Manufacture award said: “We are proud and privileged to have won this award which further acknowledges Plataine’s status as a leading global provider of intelligent automation software solutions for the aerospace, automotive and other composite related manufacturing industries. The company is proud to partner with British industry, and will continue to provide its cutting edge technology to help manufacturers deliver the factory of the future.”

The next Composites UK Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, again at the National Conference Centre.