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Media release: Millennium Plastics takes out Supreme Award at Plastics Industry Design Awards

Millennium Plastics takes out Supreme Award at Plastics Industry Design Awards

7 October 2014 

On 3 October Hamilton-based MillenniumPlastics Ltd was awarded the overall Supreme Award at the 2014 PlasticsIndustry Biennial Design Awards for their contribution to the design anddevelopment of Waikato Milking Systems’ all-new Electronic Milk Meter.

 The company also took out Gold Awards in both the Primary Product andConventional Injection Moulding Process Categories. 

Millennium Plastics General Manager Tony Rutz said, “We are extremelyhonoured to receive these three awards. It is great validation for our staff, who are truly the very best in NewZealand. 

 “At Millennium Plastics, we do things a bit differently.  We’re not simply another plastics design andmoulding company.   

“Our expertise lies in working side-by-side with our customers toensure their original product ideas and designs capture the greatest value fortheir business and achieve the product benefits they promise their customers.” 

Waikato Milking Systems new ElectronicMilk Meter provides accuratereal-time milking data, enabling dairy farmers to improve herd managementdecisions and long term profitability of their herds. 

Product Design Manager Jim Pharaoh, said “Our first concepts for ourelectronic milk meter were developed several years ago. Several prototypes weretrialled on farms resulting in a computer model which was submitted toMillennium Plastics for their critique and manufacture of the meter which wasreleased to farmers in August this year. 

“The modern milking shed is a very challenging environment to designfor as you need to develop products to withstand contact with milk, heat,cleaning chemicals and moisture.  Overthe years we’ve found that with careful material selection we can satisfy allthose criteria while also injecting a high level of innovation and creativityinto our product designs.

 “Simplicity is the cornerstone of Waikato Milking Systems’ designphilosophy and the modern plastics technology Millennium Plastics allows us tomake very complex forms to create simple, effective products.  The end result is that we supply products toour customers that are both reliable and fit-for-purpose.” 

Millennium Plastics specialises in the design, development, andmanufacture of high-end plastic products. It works with clients in a range of industries, including dairy, animalhealth, electronics, medical and safety.