(General Information Release February 2006)

InnovationMMS is proud to announce that it has won the Welsh Development Agency’s (WDA) Celebration of Innovation Award for the development of the G-Cell. In 2001 MMS won a SmartWales innovation grant to assist with the construction of a prototype and allow world-wide patents to be put in place for the idea. The Celebration of Innovation Awards, held at a Gala dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort, identified the G-Cell as being the most innovative product to come out of the SmartWales scheme since its inception twenty years ago. The criteria for winning the award was “to have clearly demonstrated an improvement to the business through improved profitability, sustainability or increased employment.” In the relatively short time since its invention the G-Cell has gained rapid acceptance by the mining industry with a number of plants in construction or operation and many more companies planning to utilize the equipment for future projects.


MMS Managing Director Mike Battersby and Sales Manager Michael Fletcher accept the Celebration of Innovation Award from Andrew Davies (centre), the Minister for Economic Development.

Part of the award is an all expenses paid “learning journey” to the USA to meet with some of the world’s most innovative companies such as Adobe, Intel, Starbucks, Boeing and Oracle to interact and learn about their “best innovative practices”.

A copy of the WDA G-Cell project description that was presented can be downloaded here.