Double success for Huhtamaki at FPA Awards  

Food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamaki UK won two awards including Manufacturer of the Year at the Foodservice Packaging Association awards which took place in Brighton.

Working in collaboration with Ace UK, Huhtamaki was also a joint winner of the Product Innovation Award for two pieces of packaging, designed for Levy UK for supply to restaurants at the O2 Arena.

Keith Crossley, Huhtamaki UK general manager was thrilled with the award wins.

“Huhtamaki was voted winner of Manufacturer of the Year Award by our customers and distributors. To receive this level of recognition from within our industry is outstanding and reflects the dedication and commitment of our teams working across the UK.

“This is further enhanced by winning the Product Innovation Award with Ace UK where we were briefed to provide a range of stylish and functional packaging for ‘in situ’ and ‘to go’ food options for Levy UK at the O2.

“Working collaboratively, we delivered a range with a stylish design, high quality print and unrivalled functionality to provide the O2 customer with a memorable dining experience in their seat, in precise keeping with the venue, the menu and the occasion.”

Huhtamaki was also awarded runner up in the Sustainability Award for a recently launched recycling scheme with Gosport Council.

Keith commented on recent recycling schemes: “Over the last 12 months, there have been a record number of paper cup recycling initiatives set in motion, from the Square Mile Challenge in London, the ACE UK agreement, a project at Reading and Leeds festivals and most recently an initiative with Gosport Borough Council and Huhtamaki to pilot a collection and recycling service for used coffee cups for residents and businesses of Gosport. There is undoubtedly still a significant amount of work that we at Huhtamaki and the entire supply chain can do to further improve recycling rates for our products, however, it is pleasing to see that more and more recycling projects are being developed and implemented.”