LoadFast project wins Interface Innovation Award

21 November 2014

GCU's partner received the Interface Innovation Award from John Swinney MSP

GCU's partner received the Interface Innovation Award from John Swinney MSP

LoadFast Systems, a specialist in loading products for the construction industry, has picked up the Innovation Award at the 2014 Interface Excellence Awards.

Working with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Perthshire-based LoadFast Systems developed a technology for the vertical transportation of materials.

Existing technologies in the field were not able to sufficiently protect the materials being transported, creating significant amounts of dust and damage which can be highly problematic and lead to increased costs.

GCU researchers, led by Professor Don McGlinchley, advised the company on the development of the GraviLoad spoon chute system.

Debby Fuller, Managing Director of LoadFast Systems said: “It is fantastic that we have had this recognition for our company against a very high calibre entry. Our collaboration with academia on our innovative new systems is key to obtaining the best solutions for our clients. Our academic partners bring a wealth of expertise which we can apply practically to customer solutions.”

The Interface Excellence Awards 2014 recognise, reward and celebrate the progress made through commercial and academic partnerships and see how innovative businesses and individuals are leading the way towards economic growth and societal improvements.