Award Ceremonies

The most innovative products and developments from the baking and confectionery industry were awarded sought-after prizes at iba 2018. At this event the industry showed where it is heading in the next few years.

iba Award

The Backtechnik iba Award was given for the fifth time at iba 2018 in Munich. The award is a recognised innovation prize for technical solutions and amazing innovations in manufacturing for industrial and line-orientated baked goods.

The winners are:

  • Fritsch
  • König
  • Mecatherm
  • Rondo
  • Wachtel
  • Werner & Pfleiderer

The initiator of the baking technology iba Award is Backtechnik Magazine, which is published in English, German and Russian and covers all areas of technology for large bakeries throughout the world.

The prize winners of the iba Award are determined by a voluntary jury, which includes both representatives from our editorial department and renowned experts. Members of the jury in 2018 include Michael Kleinert (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil), Dr Thomas Becker (Technical University Munich, Scientific Center Weihenstephan), Norbert Lötz (manager of production at Harry Bread), Stefan Schütter (technical editor at Backtechnik Europe) and Dirk Waclawek (editor in chief Backtechnik Europe).

DBZ iba trophy 2018 - The innovation prize for baking

For the seventh time, the INGER Verlagsgesellschaft (previously Backmedia Verlagsgesellschaft) and DBZ Magazine have awarded the renowned DBZ iba trophy as a distinction and recognition of innovative developments and solutions for the bakery industry to exhibitors at iba.

The winners of the DBZ iba trophy 2018 are:

  • Cetravac
  • König
  • Kövy
  • Werner & Pfleiderer
  • WP Kemper and Zeppelin

The categories include:

  • Quality & productivity
  • Energy & environment
  • Digitalisation
  • Hygiene

Baker Maker Award

ABZ - Allgemeine BäckerZeitung - places great value on the topic of training. Since 2012, ABZ has annually distinguished bakeries who have clever ideas and great concepts for training newcomers in the industry with the BakerMaker-Award.

An important initiative of ABZ, who promotes good training and puts top trainers in the foreground as attractive employers!

The BakerMaker-Award was awarded to:

  • Winner small business:
    Café Poeth, Kempen, North Rhine-Westfalia
  • Winner medium-sized business:
    Bäckerei Saur, Horb am Neckar, Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • Winner large business:
    Mecklenburger Backstuben, Waren an der Müritz, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
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