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Bosch Packaging Technology wins British Engineering Excellence Award

06 November 2017

Graham Wheat & Pete Hyde of Kliklok International (now part of the Bosch Group) collecting the Design Team of the Year trophy at the British Engineering Excellence Awards
Graham Wheat & Pete Hyde of Kliklok International (now part of the Bosch Group) collecting the Design Team of the Year trophy at the British Engineering Excellence Awards

Bosch Packaging Technology was awarded “Design Team of the Year” at the recent British Engineering Excellence Awards. This prestigious accolade is in recognition of the great team work, support and challenges met by Bosch engineers to create the impressive Kliklok ITC (Integrated Topload Cartoner). 

The judges chose the talented ITC team for creating a single machine that combines three packaging processes:  Automatically form topload cartons, robotically pick & place products into the cartons, and close the cartons using hot melt glue – using one operator and one touch screen. The result is the Kliklok ITC – a mid-range, flexible, compact, INTEGRATED cartoning system with a competitive speed and generous carton size range, ideally suited to the bakery and confectionery market to pack products like cereal bars, chocolate bars, flow wrapped biscuits & muffins.

Many months of hard work, dedication and effort went into this intense development project, with the combined skills of Bosch in Ecublens, Switzerland and Kliklok in Bristol, UK. The challenges of combining two different countries, two different languages, two different skill sets, all came together with one goal: to produce a unique and innovative machine, which was successfully introduced to the market at Interpack in May earlier this year.

In assessing the entries, the judges wanted to see how the team was composed and evidence of how its members interacted to meet its budget and project milestones. In a fiercely contested category the judges were impressed by the ITC team’s good, honest and practical engineering, delivering an impressive result.  Two members of the Kliklok ITC team went along to the awards ceremony held in London on 5th October, and came home with the well-deserved trophy. 

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