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2019-04-18T00:00:00

Smurfit Kappa's innovative packaging recognised with 14 EFIA awards

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

Huggies Pure Wipes