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Smurfit Kappa's innovation rewarded with top supplier awards in Colombia

​ 19th June 2018

Smurfit Kappa has secured further recognition of its innovative approach to packaging after winning two Grupo Nutresa awards in Colombia.

Grupo Nutresa is one of the largest companies in Colombia where its products, which include food and drink, have over 60% market share.

Smurfit Kappa’s first award was for ‘Best Supplier – Large Company’, the most prestigious award of the ceremony. The second was the ‘Outstanding Supplier of Packaging’ award. This year’s Nutresa awards included over 363 entrants that were judged on a range of criteria including innovation, productivity, logistics and sustainability.

Alvaro Jose Henao, CEO of the Smurfit Kappa Central Cluster in the Americas, said: “At Smurfit Kappa we are proud to have been a close partner of Grupo Nutresa for over 40 years. We have built a relationship based on shared values, proactivity and teamwork, which are key tools in the continuous search for new opportunities.”

Speaking at the awards, Carlos Ignacio Gallego, CEO of Grupo Nutresa said: “What we are looking for with this outstanding supplier programme is to strengthen our sustainable supply process and continue to develop capabilities in the value chain and we want to continue doing this with you, our suppliers.”

Smurfit Kappa Colombia provides a range of optimised and sustainable packaging solutions for Grupa Nutresa’s cookies, chocolate and coffee brands.

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Pictured left to right:  Alvaro Jose Henao, CEO Smurfit Kappa Central Cluster (Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and The Caribbean) and Miguel Moreno, President Coffee Business of Grupo Nutresa

Smurfit Kappa's innovation rewarded with top supplier awards in Colombia