Smurfit Kappa wins 14 awards at European Flexographic Industry Innovation Awards

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Smurfit Kappa wins 14 awards at European Flexographic Industry Innovation Awards

April 11, 2019 - 08:09

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has walked away with 14 awards at the European Flexographic Industry Innovation (EFIA) Awards, further consolidating its leadership in the packaging industry.

Creative and innovative packaging solutions for brands including Cobra, Huggies and Schwartz resulted in Smurfit Kappa receiving four gold, four silver, two bronze, three highly commended and one special category award.

Smurfit Kappa Technical Manager John Glancy was the proud winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for the huge knowledge and understanding of technical print that he has built up in 41 years at the Smurfit Kappa Tannochside Plant in Scotland.

Commenting about the performance on the night, Clive Bowers, CEO of Smurfit Kappa UK, said: “These awards signify our ability to innovate and grow as a business. We are constantly striving to push the boundaries in print, design and sustainability.”

Jason Peckham, UK Market Director added: “Listening to and fully understanding our customers’ requirements is at the heart of our business. Winning 14 awards reflects the dedication, talent and  expertise of our team.”

The EFIA awards, which took place at the Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester, celebrate technical innovation and creativity in flexographic printing.

Full list of the EFIA Awards Smurfit Kappa won

Special Award                                   Lifetime Achievement

Gold Award                                       Cobra Beer 12 pack

Gold Award                                       Rowenta ‘Xtrem Noir’ vacuum cleaner

Gold Award                                       Schwartz sauce mixes

Gold Award                                       Kimberly-Clark Huggies ‘Pure’ wipes

Silver Award                                     Stella Artois Christmas 12 pack

Silver Award                                     Nescafe coffee

Silver Award                                     Haribo ‘Super Mix’ sweets

Silver Award                                     Kimberly-Clark ‘Mickey Mouse 90 years’ tissues

Bronze Award                                   Müller gingerbread

Bronze Award                                   Pink and white mallow sweets

Bronze Award                                   Hennessy 12 pack

Highly Commended                           Stella Artois ‘Pour it Forward’

Highly Commended                           WD40 promotional pack