Hungary takes home first prize in the electronics category in the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2022
DS Smith Packaging Hungary gained many recognitions of the packaging industry in 2021 and topped it off by winning their first-ever WorldStar Awards! The international jury selected their sustainable packaging solution developed for an automotive product as the best in the electronics category.
"I am deeply proud of my colleagues from DS Smith Packaging Hungary for winning our first WorldStar Awards with their creative and persistent work. Their achievement inspires all of us to continue finding a better way."
— Zsolt Fekete, Managing Director at DS Smith Packaging South-West Subregion
The award-winning packaging solution
The challenge was to unify the packaging for approx. 600 product types, replace the inefficient manual packaging process, and design out problem plastic & waste for sustainability.
The solution is a 100% recyclable, size and material optimized packaging solution that is harmonized to fit a wide range of semiconductor products for Infineon Technologies.
The innovative construction fits into automated lines (assemble, packing, labeling, palletizing), totally protects products from mechanical and electrical discharge, yet is user-friendly.
The benefits are many. It reduced weight (96 tons annually) which helps to minimize CO2 emission and provides logistics optimization (cca. 25% fewer pallets/year) resulting in a material cost saving of 56%.
The winning team
Congratulations to the Hungarian designer-KAM duo that made it happen.
Designer: Károly Pap
KAM: Viktor Korompay