Smurfit Kappa recognized for its technical innovation and creativity in flexographic printing at the Flexographic Industry Assn. UK awards with 14 wins; gold winners include packs for Patron tequila and Royal Gala apples

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July 17, 2023 (press release) –

Smurfit Kappa has once again been recognised for its technical innovation and creativity in flexographic printing at this year's Flexographic Industry Association (FIA) UK awards. Building on its previous success, the company has demonstrated its commitment to excellence by securing an impressive total of 14 awards. 

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative packaging solutions received four gold, four silver and four bronze awards at the ceremony. Its Markham Vale and Tannochside sites also took home high commendation awards in their categories. The gold winners included eye-catching packs for Patron tequila and Royal Gala apples.

The FIA Awards, known for recognising outstanding achievements in the flexographic printing sector, attracted top-tier companies from across Europe. Smurfit Kappa’s exceptional performance and multiple award wins highlight the company's unparalleled commitment to pushing the boundaries of the industry, raising the bar for quality standards, and delivering exceptional printing solutions to its customers.

Commenting on the achievements, Eddie Fellows, CEO of Smurfit Kappa UK and Ireland, said: “Winning 14 awards at the prestigious FIA Awards is a testament to the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of our talented team. These accolades highlight our dedication to innovation and quality, which have always been at the core of our business. We are thrilled to be recognised for our exceptional work and remain steadfast in our commitment to leading the industry.”

2023 Awards Won by Smurfit Kappa


  • Flexo Print on Paper – Wide Web – Madri 12 pack
  • Flexo Print on Paper – Super Wide – Casillero Del Diablo Malbe
  • Corrugated Post Print – Uncoated Process – Royal Gala apples
  • Promotional Print – Patron Ecom Pack


  • Corrugated Post Print – Coated Process – Cofresco Professional Clingfil
  • Corrugated Post Print – Uncoated Line & Screen – Papa John’s Line of Duty
  • Corrugated Post Print – Uncoated Process – Rewild Malbec
  • Corrugated Folder Gluer – Coated – World of Sweets Wham Fruit Salad


  • Flexo Print on Paper – Super Wide – Walkers Meaty 20 pack
  • Corrugated Folder Gluer – Coated – Haribo Funny Mix
  • Corrugated Overseas – Generic Lemons
  • Best in Show – Madri 12 pack

Highly Commended

  • Corrugated Post Print – Coated Line & Screen – Kellogg’s Special K
  • Corrugated Post Print – Coated Process – Tails Cocktails

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