More categories for SALTEX innovation

By Alistair August 29, 2021 11:11 Updated

This year’s SALTEX show will feature more categories for the ‘Innovation Award’, a prestigious hallmark for products showcasing the future of groundscare.

Since its launch at SALTEX in 2017, the Innovation Award has helped to highlight some of the most ground-breaking, innovative products and services within the groundscare industry and this year, visitors will notice some remarkable differences.

Show organisers have announced that there are now several innovation categories, which include:

  • Machinery
  • Hand tools
  • Consumables
  • Vehicles
  • Environmental / Sustainability
  • Information technology
  • Equipment
  • Robotics

All submitted entries are evaluated by an independent panel of judges before a final shortlist is devised. The finalists will be announced in the lead-up to the show and the winners will be named in each and every category in a seminar theatre on the first day of SALTEX (3 November).

Visitors will get the chance to see every entry on the show floor. By referring to either the SALTEX website or the show guide, they can pin-point the innovations they want to see and make their way to the relevant stands.

The worthy winners will not only be presented with the coveted award at the exhibition but will also receive post-show media coverage.

Commenting on the award, GMA CEO Geoff Webb said: “We launched the SALTEX Innovation Award to celebrate the very best in new groundscare technology. The competition has significantly grown year on year, and the Innovation Award has helped to put a wide number of products on the map.

“After considering the wide variety of innovations which enter the competition each year, we felt it appropriate to introduce several categories rather than just one overall winner.”

Rigby Taylor’s Intelligent One autonomous robotic line marker and Fleet Line Markers’ MAQA line marking machine were joint winners of the first ever award.

In 2018, Agrovista Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, picked up the award, and The Cub Cadet INFINICUT® SM34 Rotary Mower was crowned the winner of the 2019 Innovation Award.

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By Alistair August 29, 2021 11:11 Updated

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