Statement re Starpack Awards

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13th March, 2018

Smurfit Kappa’s packaging expertise recognised with 11 Starpack awards

Smurfit Kappa has walked away with 11 awards for its innovative, sustainable packaging at the UK Starpack Awards.

Creative eCommerce and shelf-ready packaging solutions for a diverse range of products including gin, orchids, sausages and pizza received praise from the judging panel for their clever use of materials and innovative approach to the brief.

The packaging leader’s haul included two gold, four silver, three bronze and two special awards. The ‘Packaging Star of the Year’ award went to Smurfit Kappa Designer Paul Lowes for his ‘infectious energy’ in striving for the best solution when creating his ‘Shop in a Box’ product.

The other special award went to the ‘Wonky Veg’ box which came about after TV chef Jamie Oliver challenged Asda to make misshapen vegetables more attractive to consumers. Smurfit Kappa was able to draw on its expertise in creating packaging for fresh produce that is both recyclable and biodegradable. This attractive and sustainable box sold out in two days and won the ‘Greenstar Sustainability Award.’

Commenting about the win, Clive Bowers, CEO of Smurfit Kappa UK, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have won 11 Starpack awards. These are a tribute to our world-class designers who are passionate about delivering innovative packaging solutions each and every day.

“We work with our customers to come up with fit-for-purpose packaging that will deliver against a number of briefs including protecting the product during the supply chain to attracting consumer attention in store as part of our ShelfSmart service.”

The Starpack Awards recognise innovation in packaging design and technology and are in their 58th year.

Smurfit Kappa Starpack Awards

Packaging Star of the Year   Paul Lowes (Smurfit Kappa Leeds)
Greenstar Sustainability Award Wonky Veg Box for Asda
Gold Star Award Brockmans Gin Gift Tube
Gold Star Award ESSE Heater Trundler
Silver Star Award Small Orchid eCommerce Solution
Silver Star Award Richmond Sausages SRP
Silver Star Award Specially Selected Pizza SRP
Bronze Star Award Dominion Sweets SRP
Bronze Star Award Shop in a Box Display Unit
Bronze Star Award Accolade Wine Bottle Front
Bronze Star Award Large Orchid eCommerce Solution

ENDS

Contact for media:
Sinead Gill
Smurfit Kappa
T: +353 1 2027157
E: sinead.gill@smurfitkappa.com

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 46,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.6 billion in 2017. We are located in 22 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.

With our proactive team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.

Follow us on Twitter at @smurfitkappa and on LinkedIn at ‘Smurfit Kappa’.

www.smurfitkappa.com

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