Rockwell Automation announces winners of annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards

Recipients recognised for making workplace safety a core business value.

To recognise industrial companies with best-in-class safety, Rockwell Automation has announced UK-based equipment builder A.M.P Rose as the winners of its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards, and automotive manufacturer Honda of Canada Manufacturing.

“The awards honour organisations that are leading the way in workplace safety by implementing a strong safety culture, well-executed compliance procedures, and effective use of contemporary safeguarding and automation technology,” said Mark Eitzman, safety market development manager, Rockwell Automation.

A.M.P Rose, a UK-based equipment builder, received an enterprise-level award for its company-wide focus on safety. The company, which specialises in flexible packaging and flow-wrap machinery for many industries such as confectionery, snack and bakery, takes a proactive approach to adding contemporary safety solutions onto its machines.

“We’ve found that more clients are asking for safer machines to better protect their employees,” said Lee Clayton, safety assessment analyst, A.M.P Rose. “We’ve always focused on making safe machines, but with this industry shift, we’ve been finding new ways to make machines more user-friendly to help prevent workers from bypassing safeguards.”

The 2017 Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award recipients join a distinguished list of past winners, including Bevcorp, The Clorox Company, Corning Environmental Technologies, Dana Incorporated, General Motors, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, MESNAC, OCME, Paper Converting Machine Company, PepsiCo divisions of Walkers Crisps and Pepsi Flavors, and Procter & Gamble.

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