Graphic Packaging team in Auckland, New Zealand, wins seven gold medals and one Highly Commended award at New Zealand’s Pride in Print Awards; all winning packs were in the competition’s Paper and Board Packaging category

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July 6, 2023 (press release) –

Graphic Packaging’s talented Auckland team led the way at New Zealand’s prestigious Pride in Print Awards, taking home seven gold medals and one Highly Commended award out of 17 available prizes. 

All of the team’s successes came in the competitive Paper and Board Packaging category, recognizing the Company’s commitment to achieving the highest standards of print excellence in the fiber-based packaging field.  

Wins came from a diverse array of products, the result of a series of close collaborative partnerships that ensured each project met their customer’s exact requirements. 

The gold medal-winning packs were; 

  • Bell Tea, Kenya Bold, 250g 
  • Twisted Shotz Box 12x30ml 
  • Prolife, Fruit Sticks Apple & Raspberry
  • Ecostore, 1kg, Ultra Sensitive Laundry Powder 
  • Cerebos, Café Gold Coffee Sticks 
  • Lakeman, 6x330ml, Big Hairy APA 
  • East Imperial, 10x180ml 

The Highly Commended award winner was; 

  • Frucor, 6×330, C,V Green 

A night of customer success 

The awards were presented at a prestigious ceremony that celebrated the diversity and talent of today’s New Zealand print and packaging sectors.  

Sid Troiani, VP & GM Australia and New Zealand at Graphic Packaging was thrilled by the success, saying: “The Pride in Print Awards have been standard-bearers for the cutting edge of the New Zealand print and packaging industries for many years, and to see our team leading the way with eight total awards is truly special. 

“It’s a testament to the collaborative spirit, passion, and commitment to quality of our New Zealand team and also our customers. We want to thank our customers for their faith in us. To see that faith rewarded with award-winning packaging solutions is immensely gratifying.” 

A global effort 

Graphic Packaging’s latest award wins come at the end of a gold-plated June for the fiber-based packaging leader, following a win in the UK’s Environmental Packaging Awards and a triple award success in the US-based Dieline Awards. 


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