Siemens Wins MHEA’s First Innovation Award

In a fitting recognition of its innovative work on upgrading plants to be more efficient, Siemens has won the MHEA’s first Innovation Award, which was announced and presented at the recent Bulkex exhibition and conference in Harrogate.

The award was part of a new group of industry awards instigated by the MHEA, which is a 78-year-old association representing materials handling engineers, with categories including innovation, supplier of the year, apprentice of the year, project of the year and the Harold Wright award. 

The Siemens entry focused on significant fan and control improvements made to the clinker cooler and kiln systems at three Hanson UK sites, which have already brought Hanson over £1,750,000 in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions.

Siemens application specialist Gary Palmer worked on all three of the Hanson upgrades and commented: “It’s great to be recognised for this innovative work, where companies can enjoy long-term benefits from process improvements, and we’re particularly pleased to be the first recipients of this award.“

The Siemens Total Engineered Solution centred around the integrated drive systems concept (IDS), which ensures that all products within the drive system are as fully integrated as possible to maximise operational performance and asset lifetime, also providing enhanced data monitoring to the operator along with a faster ROI.  In some cases additional benefits of lower noise were also achieved.


PHOTO-CAPTION: (l-r) Siemens application specialist Gary Palmer and Hanson account manager Gary Chapman accepting the MHEA Innovation Award from MHEA President Michael Kaye

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No.1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the internet at