The best of the best of the flexographic industry have been recognised at the 2018 European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Print Awards.
More than 500 guests attended the ceremony, which was held at the prestigious Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World in Birmingham, for the third year running. The event was hosted by comedian Hal Cruttenden.
The annual EFIA Print Awards brings together the great and the good from across the flexographic industry, celebrating print quality, efficiency, innovation, technical development and sustainability.
EFIA 2018Companies picking up awards included Amcor, Contact Originators, Hamilton Labels and Ultimate Packaging among many others. Leading the winners were Smurfit Kappa and DS Smith who took home a successful haul of 14 and 16 awards respectively with Roberts Mart & Co picking up a compilation of 8 awards.
Newly elected EFIA chairman, Neil Jones, Bobst UK & Ireland, said: “The 2018 EFIA Print Awards was a huge success and I am overwhelmed by the record number of quality entries we received. I believe the awards represent the pinnacle of the print sector as we celebrate the talent, dedication and capabilities of those within the industry. Every year the quality of the nominations appears to get better and all are worthy winners.”
For the second year in a row, Amcor, Cumbria, was overall winner of the event winning Best In Show with their McCain’s Roasts big bag submission; MCC Scotland achieved Silver in the category and Bronze went to Roberts Mart & Co.
Supplier of the Year was handed to Sandon Global who has been successful in achieving this award for the last 5 years.
Outstanding contribution to the Flexo industry was handed to Dr David Galton, Sales Director of Asahi Photoproducts Europe.