The two-in-one biscuit packaging system by Bosch will be awarded with the WorldStar 2016 packaging award in May.

Presented annually by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), the award is judged by an international jury. This year, 293 projects from 35 countries were evaluated across 10 categories.

The award is given to products that “combine innovation with outstanding execution”, according to the WPO.

The biscuit packaging solution from Bosch is the first of its kind to allow for fast changeovers between slug and pile packs on the same line. This ensures optimal product flow and combines high output with careful handling of all kinds and shapes of biscuits.

It also enables manufacturers to change pack sizes in a minimum of time – no machine parts are required to be changed for the purposes of switching between pack formats. This kind of capability allows food manufacturers to introduce different formats and special sales campaigns at very short notice, addressing fast-changing consumer demands.

Judges praised its “unique flexibility”, and said that it was a “seamlessly integrated system for maximum overall equipment effectiveness”.

The two-in-one biscuit packaging system also takes up less floor space than the two separate machines previously required to produce both pack styles. Since its launch in 2014, several systems have already been sold to well-known biscuit manufacturers.