Every two years, the aluminium industry presents the European Aluminium Award to honor the best new developments in the industry. Winners will be announced at Aluminium 2008 in Essen, Germany September 23-25.
The European Aluminium Award “Industrial Design & Engineering” is a leading international prize of the aluminium industry. It honors the innovative business approach of the participating companies and opens up new marketing possibilities for them, organizers say.
Other major sponsors in addition to Hydro are Alcoa and Alcan. The sponsors are not allowed to take part in the competition, but their customers can.
Six awards will be presented in two categories: Industrial products (Transport & Automotive, Building & Construction, and Machinery & Electronics) and Consumer products (Design, Innovation, and Environment & Sustainability).
At this year’s ALUMINIUM 2008, the award will be presented for the sixth time.
The nominated products will be presented in the Galeria - the heart of the exhibition to more than 20,000 expected industry professionals.
The Awards are given in a festive gala event with around 1,000 guests including international representatives from industry, associations and journalists. Each winner will be featured in a short movie showing the innovative character of the product.
The closing date for online applications is June 30, which can be submitted at http://www.aluminium-award.eu/.