Statement re Grupo Nutresa Awards


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

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.


Contact for media:
Sinead Gill
Smurfit Kappa
T: +353 1 2027157

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.

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