Sponsors of the event included UPM Raflatac, Bobst, Daetwyler, Natural Ink and Jetrix, and it is the industry suppliers themselves who vote for the winning label and packaging converters.
Awards were given in seven categories to honor leading figures in the Mexican label and packaging industry. The winners were:
- Printer of the year: Litografia Gil
- Packaging converter of the year: Imprenta Reyes Hermanos
- Label converter of the year: Etiflex
- Award for innovation and dynamism: Ideeo 4.0
- Sustainable company: MayaPack
- Corporate social responsibility award: Grupo Romo
- Graphic industry personality of the year: Jose Luis Bezaury Creel, Litoplas
Keren Becerra, general director of Label Pack and the event’s compere, said: ‘The Graphics Industry Supplier Awards were created to give a voice – and also a vote – to the most important players in the supply chain, our suppliers. They witness our achievements, know the work we carry out daily, and create innovative technology. Label Pack thanks them all for the trust they have shown in providing us with their votes for a second consecutive year.’
Cristian Reyes, director of Grupo MayaPack, said: ‘To win the Sustainable Company of the Year award both brings us pride and reinforces the philosophy we have as a company for innovation in our processes, improving resources and bringing greater value to our partners, all so as to generate a postive impact socially, environmentally and economically.’
‘It is a privilege for Ideeo 4.0 to receive this award, which has great significance for us as it shows how our company is perceived by the national graphic arts supply chain. We are very proud,’ said Juan Estrada, CEO of Ideeo 4.0.
Gerardo Reyes, CEO of Imprenta Reyes Hermanos, commented: ‘It was a very well-organized event which allowed us to enjoy a special momento not only between client and supplier, but also among friends. For us to win an award for the second year running motivates us to keep moving forward. It is a recognition not only of good work but also of a constant relationship with each and every one of the suppliers with whom we work, and to whom we owe the successes and failures of our projects.’
The third Graphics Industry Supplier Awards will take place in late 2018.
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