Prakolar SATO awarded for pharma labels

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Prakolar SATO at Sindusfarma Quality Awards 2017. CEO Alexandre Chatziefstratiou is holding the award

Brazil-based converter Prakolar, part of SATO Group, was awarded in the labels for packaging materials (Materiais de Embalagem, Rótulos) category by Brazil's Pharmaceutical Industry Syndicate, Sindusfarma. It was the third straight year Prakolar SATO was awarded and sixth time in total, making it the most awarded in this category.

The Sindusfarma Quality Award for Suppliers 2017 award ceremony took place on May 22, 2017 at Tom Brasil show room in Sao Paulo. The award has been in existence since 1996.

The judging is broken down into five commercial categories: packaging materials, raw materials, service providers, machinery and equipment, and quality control materials, equipment, instruments and services. Prakolar SATO was selected as the premium producer of labels for packaging materials.

The top suppliers are selected based on a three tiered system that comprises online voting from the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry, customer votes and evaluation of product quality. Product quality is evaluated by an intensive audit of each suppliers’ internal quality controls, factoring in everything from management responsibilities to traceability and validation.

Winning companies must have a quality manual or similar documentation that describes all activities towards ensuring products and services with the lowest possible rejection and rework rate, which directly coincide with the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and contribute to the elimination of risk to the health of the patient.

Prakolar SATO CEO Alexandre Chatziefstratiou said: ‘Prakolar’s sixth Sindusfarma victory highlights the quality and commercial standards and our extreme know-how acquired through hard work, investment and dedication to providing solutions and true innovations for the pharmaceutical industry.’

The list of this year’s Sindusfarma Quality Awards winners can be found here.