PPMA, a leading trade association within the processing and packaging industry, held their annual Group Industry Awards in September 2016 with a record number of entries. Taking place during the PPMA Total Show 2016, over 400 industry leaders came together for the prestigious event to celebrate the best manufacturing has to offer across an impressive 13 categories. Russell Finex, a global leader in the manufacture of industrial sieving and filtration equipment, were delighted to receive two awards, winning Exporter of the Year and Most Innovative Ancillary Equipment, highlighting another successful year for the company. Hemal Adalja, Russell Finex Export Sales Manager in the UK, was delighted to receive the awards on behalf of the company. “We are delighted to be recognized by PPMA with these awards, which highlight the recent success of Russell Finex in different ways. We have continued to invest in our export efforts, illustrated by the opening of a new facility in China, as well as increased growth in key territories across our other subsidiaries in the USA, Belgium and India. The company is also committed to developing innovative new products, and invests heavily in research programmes, in order for our products to keep us a step ahead in the industry.” For over 80 years, Russell Finex has enjoyed steady, strategic growth of its export activity across all subsidiaries. Part of the company’s success can be attributed to building and maintaining a global customer base, supported by local sales and aftermarket teams. With an increasing number of sales coming from export markets, Russell Finex continues to target new opportunities, as well as expand into existing territories. With innovation at the core of the company, Russell Finex also invests in research. Part of this involves utilizing relationships with major global customers, and consulting them when developing new machines. For example, the Russell Screen Changer™, winner of PPMA’s Most Innovative Ancillary Equipment, was developed in response to the needs of Russell customers. The development team applied the latest in pneumatic technology to provide an easy-to-use, safe and compact quick screen change system, which solves previous challenges experienced during the maintenance of large industrial separators. To find out more about Russell Finex and its range of innovative separation equipment, visit the corporate website or get in touch to see how your requirements can be met.