Best Bottlers became the toast of the Australian wine industry after winning the 2018 Pernod Ricard Winemakers Engineering award at the Wine Industry Impact Awards.

The 2018 National Wine Industry IMPACT Awards were presented on the 18th in Adelaide to celebrate the achievements of businesses that have made major contributions to the capability and competitiveness of the sector. In a ceremony, attended by more than 400 influential wine industry leaders, Best Bottlers was picked by a panel of independent industry experts as the winner in the “Engineering” category.

Always striving to create the best packaging options for their customers, Best Bottlers had worked with their suppliers Recopak to come up with a bespoke packaging solution that resulted in increased speed, reduced cost and offered greater flexibility in small format packaging options. This machine is a first for the Industry and gives access to all customers to be able to package small format wines in convenient pack configurations and pack styles at a more affordable price.

A member of San Miguel Yamamura Australasia group, Best Bottlers have been commended for the collaborative nature of their relationship with Recopak to come up with this alternative solution. The judges in their remarks also applauded the reduction of cost to the customer. More importantly, they were pleased that the installation of the new semi-automated equipment that has led to consistency, reduction in variability and greater flexibility to do more packs for the customers.

Wayne Breguet, General Manager, Best Bottlers and his team have always tried their best to provide flexible packaging options for their customers and this automation solution is just an example of their commitment to do so.