Success for DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division at EFIA Print Awards

DS Smith has been recognised at the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Print Awards, for innovative print developments of its packaging created for the food and drink sector. A total of 10 honours were awarded to DS Smith’s Packaging Division in the UK on the night, including six to the Clay Cross site, three to Bristol and one to Devizes.

The high tally of awards includes two gold; one for the design of a three-pack shipping case for Wrigley’s Starburst, and the second to Wells & Young’s for a Courage Directors Ale pack. The Silver accolade collected for the Irish Country Meats pack was followed by a bronze for both Nestlé’s Kit Kat Chunky and Wells & Young’s for Double Chocolate Stout.

Tony Foster, Sales and Marketing Director at DS Smith, said: “The EFIA awards are great recognition for our hard working teams in the UK.”

“Our innovations in developing materials such as R-Flute®, as well as investment in print technology, machinery and people training ensure that our products and services are always improving. This means that we can present our customers’ brand and their products in store in the best possible way, through the provision of the very best retail ready packaging, consumer packaging and point of sale materials, ultimately meaning that we help them to sell more.”