German equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson won two gold awards at this year’s Plantworx Innovation Awards ahead of the exhibition of that name taking place in June.
The awards, which recognise construction and rail industry equipment innovations, were awarded in a total of eight categories. Wacker Neuson picked up accolades in the environmental and safety innovation categories. Its Dual View truck took the top prize for safety innovation and its DW15e electric site dumper won the gold environmental award.
Other winners include Caterpillar’s Next Generation Cat mini excavator, which won a bronze award in the efficiency category; British Steel, which won the gold award for engineering for its descaling process; while Engineering company Nylacast led the way in the commitment to skills and training category. Manufacturer Bomag GB took the top digital innovation award for its Bomap app, which simplifies document control for soil and asphalt compaction.
The winners were announced at a gala dinner in Peterborough, UK, which will also be the venue for the Plantworx exhibition from 11 to 13 June.
Gold, silver and bronze level awards were also given out in the categories of security and non-operated plant and support products. All winners and their products will be at the Plantworx exhibition, which will be previewed in the May / June issue of Demolition & Recycling International.