Mpact was announced the winner of the overall Gold Pack Trophy at the prestigious 2011 Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards, hosted in Cape Town on 25 October for its RAPPET™ 187ml Burgundy wine bottle. The newly listed company also walked away with a total of six Gold Medals for products in various categories.
Mpact’s RAPPET™ 187ml Burgundy wine bottle received the award for the best overall product with the product’s environmental benefits, significant cost saving and practical functionality being amongst the features highlighted by the judges.
“We are delighted that our product has won the Gold Pack Trophy,” says Bruce Strong, CEO of Mpact. “We are proud that we have been recognised for our quality and innovation through these awards, and we will continue to work closely with our customers to grow their quality brands.”
The RAPPET™ bottle was launched by Cape Classics in 2010 for its Indaba brand used on JetBlue Airways in the United States. The bottle was also awarded “Best in Category” in Beverages.
In addition, Mpact received the following Gold Medals:
Notes to Editors
Mpact is a packaging group with revenues of R6.3bn in 2010. Mpact employs around 3500 people at 22 manufacturing sites. Mpact earns approximately 10% of its sales outside of SA. It also has plants in Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Mpact has the #1 market position in corrugated packaging, recycled-based cartonboard and containerboard, recovered paper collection, PET preforms, styrene trays and plastic jumbo bins. These accounted for 90% of its revenue in 2010.
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