Congratulations to the 2020 Winners

While COVID-19 has without doubt created challenges throughout the world, it’s exciting to see so many food and beverage manufacturing businesses and suppliers nominating or nominated for the innovative work that they do. Despite the current challenges, nominations were up 60% on 2019, demonstrating the resilience and determination of our industry.

Congratulations to all our Winners and Finalists.



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For Heat and Control creativity and ingenuity are not abstract concepts, they are tangible company assets. With over 200 patents and counting, our commitment to take risks and ask “what if” continue to be one of our treasured principles. We understand for companies to be truly innovative and successful, there will always be boundaries to push, and new ideas to explore. In 2020 Heat and Control celebrates 70 years of innovation and is proud to sponsor the Food & Beverage Industry News Innovative Technology Award. Congratulations and best of luck to the finalists.




Export Product of the Year



Coco Luxe Coconut Water – Coco Luxe Life



Choc Love Bites – Slim Secrets

Protein Powder – Steggall Nutrition Pty Ltd

Ready to Drink Milk Tea Range – NineCha Aust PL


Start-Up of the Year






17 Rocks

Garlicious Grown Pty Ltd

Lakanto Australia

Minjums Foods

Savio Healthy Innovations



Innovative Technology Award
Proudly sponsored by Heat & Control



2D Barcode by GS1 – GS1 Australia



LinX tubular Linear Motor – ANCA Motion

PolarDry® – Spraying Systems Co. Pty Ltd

Special Vacuum Head – SMC Corporation

VentX Stretch Film Slitter – Omni Group


Convenience Product of the Year



Collagen Beauty Flavours – Nutra Organics



Fable Range – Fable Food Co.

Jarrah Honey Drinks Products – Jas Refresh Pty Ltd

Keto Crackers, Garlic Bread – Keto Kitchen Corner

Natural Beef Bone Broth Range – Australian Bone Broth Co.

Upple® – Savio Healthy Innovations


Retail Product of the Year



v2mince – v2food



BADASS – Badlands Brewery

Our Family Table Gluten Free Range – Land of Plenty Food

FREE Organic Lager – FREE Brewing Co

Kombucha Yoghurt – Roar & Tonic

Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener – Lakanto Australia

Simson’s Pantry High Protein Low Carb Wrap – True Foods


Foodservice Product of the Year



Sweet Lupin Flake – The Lupin Co.



Limited Edition Range; Quandong Extract – The Australian Superfood Co.

v2food – v2food


Locally Sourced Award



Brookie’s Slow Gin – Cape Byron Distillery



Apple Flour – Sensory Mill

Cricket Protein Powder Acheta Domesticus – Edible Bug Shop

Limited Edition Range – The Australian Superfood Co.

Macadamia Non-Aerosol Spray Oil – Coconutts Enterprise Pty Ltd


Food & Beverage Executive of the Year



Cassandra Spies – Twisted Healthy Treats



Andrew May – v2food

Kylie Martin – GF Oats Australia

Nick Psahoulias – Beckhoff Automation Pty Ltd

Tara Lordsmith – Murray River Organics


Best of the Best



v2food – v2food


All nominations automatically enter the Best of the Best