HIROSHIMA, JAPAN and CORUM, TURKEY — The Henry Simon roller mill, which was reintroduced to the flour milling industry in 2017 by Alapala and Satake Corp., recently received the 2018 Good Design award in the industrial category.

The Good Design awards program, organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, covers new consumer products, graphics and packaging that is designed and manufactured in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

In 2018, more than 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 47 countries.

When Alapala and Satake reintroduced the Henry Simon roller mill, which had been a prominent part of the milling industry in the 20th century, they noted that “from its inception in 1878, Henry Simon of Manchester, England, has always been known as an innovator and a driving force that helped create the milling industry that we know today.

“The new range of equipment captures the original pioneering spirit combined with the groundbreaking design and aesthetics resulting from the combined research and development from Japanese and European design hubs,” the company said.