We are delighted to announce that our finalists in this year’s competition are to be given a two-day
training course tailored to DIP, as part of their prize, thanks to one of the world’s leading
manufacturers of injection moulding machines.
In a brand new industry-sponsorship from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, the training course will be offered
to all six finalists, and will take place on May 3-4 at the company’s training academy in Daventry.
The course will take place three weeks before the six DIP finalists present their products to the
competition’s panel of industry judges at the final judging session in London, giving them time to
take on board new ideas as they finesse both their products and their presentations.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is part of a global organisation which is a world leader in its field, specialising
in the production of electric, hybrid and servo hydraulic injection moulding machines. These are
supplied to all sectors, including automotive, packaging, electric/electronic, medical and
pharmaceutical, building products and leisure.
The company is also renowned for its outstanding training, with a range of courses organised on an
annual schedule from its UK based training academy.
Chairman of DIP, Martin Sixsmith, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
on board for the 2023 competition, welcoming them to our ‘stable’ of highly valued sponsors. This is
a really great opportunity for our finalists to gain some hands-on experience from industry experts in
the world of material processing and manufacturing. It will help them refine their ideas prior to the
DIP final judging session and will stand them in great stead in their future careers as product
More information can be found on Sumitomo-Demag at ▷ Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK | Injection
Moulding Machines (sumitomo-shi-demag.co.uk)