Smarter, efficient and more sustainable pallet storage technology was awarded the Grand Prize Award at the Food, Fibre and Agritech Challenge 2023.
Gabriella and Doug Michael are the brains behind Gladfield Pallet Consolidator which took out the $10,000 grand prize. Their product is an automated solution to optimise how dry goods are stacked on a pallet to ensure efficiency and less pallet wrap – resulting in more stability, storage capacity and less chance of waste.
Gladfield were joined by other innovators in the sector on Monday 19 June where ten remarkable ventures pitched their transformative industry solutions at the Christchurch Town Hall to a packed crowd following on from the end of day one of the E Tipu IFAMA World Conference 2023.
The journey started for these teams when they were invited to join a group of 20 ventures, selected from a competitive pool of almost 40 entries to test and validate their innovative idea for the future of the food, fibre and agritech sector.
Teams could choose from three questions around products, technology and sustainable solutions for the sector.