The Plant of the Year Awards are focused on celebrating the most recent greenfield, brownfield or plant extensions in Africa’s food industry

The pace of investments in Africa’s food manufacturing capability continues to soar, and with it, there is an upsurge of new factories or plant extensions being built across the Continent.

This Award celebrates some of the most outstanding projects in the food industry, with a particular focus on the new facilities’ sustainability, efficiency and safety credentials.

 

NEW PLANT OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORIES
Dairy Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield dairy factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Fresh, fermented, long life milk products; ice cream, cheese, creams, butter, ghee, dairy blends and dairy alternatives, liquid baby food.
Milling Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield milling, cereals and pulses factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Milled and extruded cereal products; packaged cereals and pulses products; pasta and noodles; dry baby food.
Alcoholic Beverage Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield alcoholic beverages factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Beer, wines, spirits, cider, mixes etc.
Soft Beverage Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield soft beverages factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Water, drinks, juices, cordials and related drinks
Hot Beverage Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield hot beverages factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Packaged tea, coffee, chocolate, herbal and alternative plant-based beverages.
Chilled & Fresh Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield meat, fruits and vegetables factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Meat, poultry and fish products; fruits and vegetables; ready meals.
Bakery & Snack Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield bakery or snack factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Bread, cakes and other sweet baked goods; snacks and extruded snacks, nuts.
Sugar & Confectionery Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield sugar or confectionery factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Packaged sugar and other sweetener products and confectionery products including gums, candies etc
Culinary & Condiments Plant of the Year Awarded to the most outstanding greenfield or brownfield culinary and condiments factory or plant extension that stands out for its application of new technologies, efficiency, sustainability (water, waste, energy) and safety credentials; plus impact on the community in which it has been built. Seasoning powders, fats and oils, packaged herbs, jams, marmalades, sauces, ketchups, salt, spices etc