All the winners of this year’s Smart Label 2019 HOST Innovation Award will be out to capitalise on the accolade at the show this week.
217 companies applied to the Milan trade exhibition to be recognised for producing innovative products, and 56 of them were successful following a review process by a judging panel of leading academics and design experts.
Smart Label winners were divided into three categories.
The Innovation Smart Label, for products with a high level of innovative content, went to ATA, Euroengel, CastelMAC, Ifi, NSF International and StableTable Scandinavia.
The Green Smart Label was awarded to foodservice products with a high level of innovative content with regard to energy saving, environmental compatibility and eco-sustainability, with Jong Duke, Ecodyger SRL Societa’ Benefit and LSA International coming out on top.
The other 47 products were awarded Smart Labels as they were judged to have made a significant contribution to developments in their relevant sectors.
This includes products from Alto-Shaam, Angelo Po, Bravo, Burlodge, Cafflano, Calligaris, Cellografica Gerosa, Churchill China, Comenda, Contral, DaloLindén, Dishcovery, Duvall Espresso, Eggcting Products, Electrolux Professional, Epta, ETC Group, Eureka – Conti Valerio, Evco, Gastro Production, Gastros Switzerland, Iberital, Klarco, Krupps, La Marzocco, MC Forni, Moretti Forni, Next Cooking Generation, Nextis4us, Pengo, QualityFry, Rancilio Group, Rational, RCR Cristalleria Italiana, Rieber, ScanBox, Schneider, Scolaro Parasol, Smeg, Sofinor, Spinoco, Stronghold Technology, Tech Life, Tecnobeverage, Unox, Zerica and Zummo.
All the products awarded a Smart Label will appear in the Smart Label Index catalogue and be exhibited within a dedicated area at the Fieramilano.
One of the judges, Gillian Crampton Smith, detailed: “This year, there were more participants, and they presented products that will help small enterprises and craft concerns do big things. Many of these things involve the use of smartphones or tablets as the user interface, making it possible to control more complex activities and to have updates on functions remotely. Others can link up directly to a team of assistants remotely for purposes of prevention and diagnostics.”