New categories added to the SALTEX Innovation Award
Award highlights some of the most ground-breaking, innovative products and services within the groundscare industry
12 August 2021
Several new categories have been added to the SALTEX Innovation Award, a prestigious hallmark for products showcasing the future of groundscare. The winners will be named during
Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 3 and 4 November, SALTEX 2021 will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in style. The show will feature over 400 brands including some of the biggest names in groundscare and will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very latest industry trends and innovations, enhance their education and learn from industry experts.
Since its launch at SALTEX in 2017, the Innovation Award has helped to highlight some of the most ground-breaking, innovative products and services within the groundscare industry.
The show’s organiser, the Grounds Management Association (GMA), announced the new innovation categories. These include:
- Hand tools
- Environmental / Sustainability
- Information technology
All submitted entries are evaluated by an independent panel of judges before a final shortlist is devised. The finalists will be announced in the lead-up to the show and the winners will be named in every category in a seminar theatre on the first day of SALTEX on 3 November.
Entering the SALTEX Innovation Award is an unmissable opportunity for exhibitors as every innovation will be featured on the trade show’s website and in the official show guide – helping to draw even more of a crowd to their stand.
Commenting on the award, GMA CEO Geoff Webb said: “We launched the SALTEX Innovation Award to celebrate the very best in new groundscare technology. The competition has significantly grown year on year, and the Innovation Award has helped to put a wide number of products on the map.
“After considering the wide variety of innovations which enter the competition each year, we felt it appropriate to introduce several categories rather than just one overall winner.”
The worthy winners will not only be presented with the coveted award at the exhibition but will also receive post-show media coverage.
Rigby Taylor’s Intelligent One autonomous robotic line marker and Fleet Line Markers’ MAQA line marking machine were joint winners of the first ever SALTEX Innovation Award. In 2018, Agrovista Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, picked up the award, and The Cub Cadet Infinicut SM34 Rotary Mower was crowned the winner of the 2019 Innovation Award.
For more information, visit www.gmasaltex.co.uk