2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Food Category

The Design Innovation of the Year Award - Food Category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, packaging and machinery/equipment within food packaging and processing including fresh, frozen or other.


Machinery & Equipment Winner is Scott LEAP Suite of Technologies fully-integrated lamb processing system developed by Scott Automation & Robotics, in conjunction with Silverfern Farms and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Scott Automation & Robotics have developed a fully integrated lamb processing system for disassembling lamb carcases into the standard bone-in retail cuts. Automation in this field has only been made possible with significant advances in innovation and technology in the areas of sensing, materials handling and processing methods. One of the greatest leaps in innovation driven by the Scott LEAP suite of technologies is the Scott Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) sensing technology that enables variable raw material to be measured for size, anatomical structure, composition and yield. The LEAP technology systems are the only fully automated lamb automation systems available worldwide.