Held last week in Sydney, the Food & Beverage Industry Awards recognises and celebrates the industry’s successes and innovations.
Wiley, this year, were proud to sponsor the Best In Design Award which was won by Oji Fibre Solutions. This category celebrated a manufacturer that had implemented an integrated design and build that included automation and had an environmental benefit, and resulted in a direct reduction of running costs for the manufacturer.
Oji Fibre Solutions uses the latest manufacturing technology to supply packaging products to end-use markets in Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory. The plant opened on 27 February 2018 and is housed in a 5/6 Green Star rated building. The facility created 300 jobs during construction and employed 70 people on opening – an increase on the 50 that were initially planned.
Wiley Chief Future Officer, Brett Wiskar, who was on hand to present the award, said, “Excellent facility design will always create greater efficiencies for the manufacturer and we are passionate and committed to finding a better way for every project. This award ties our values in with an industry event where we could celebrate the best of the best. We extend our congratulations to Oji Fibre Solutions who won the Wiley Best In Design Award and I’m looking forward to visiting their facility in Yatala soon.”
The awards were an opportunity for everyone involved in food and beverage manufacturing to come together and celebrate breakthroughs and advancements and a fantastic evening of celebration was had by all.