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Mpact wins overall Gold Pack Trophy at prestigious Packaging Awards

27 October 2011
  • RAPPET 187ml PET wine bottle receives overall Gold Pack Trophy, as well as Best in Category
  • Mpact Plastics receives further four Gold Medals
  • Mpact Corrugated receives two Gold Medals

Mpact was announced the winner of the overall Gold Pack Trophy at the prestigious 2011 Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards, hosted in Cape Town on 25 October for its RAPPET 187ml Burgundy wine bottle. The newly listed company also walked away with a total of six Gold Medals for products in various categories.

Mpact's RAPPET 187ml Burgundy wine bottle received the award for the best overall product with the product's environmental benefits, significant cost saving and practical functionality being amongst the features highlighted by the judges.

We are delighted that our product has won the Gold Pack Trophy, says Bruce Strong, CEO of Mpact. We are proud that we have been recognised for our quality and innovation through these awards, and we will continue to work closely with our customers to grow their quality brands.

The RAPPET bottle was launched by Cape Classics in 2010 for its Indaba brand used on JetBlue Airways in the United States. The bottle was also awarded Best in Category in Beverages.

In addition, Mpact received the following Gold Medals:

Mpact Plastics

  • Preform and Closure Lightweightings for 500ml, 1-Litre and 2-Litre Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) Products (Beverage Category)
  • Backsberg Tread Lightly RAPPET wine bottles (Beverage Category)
  • RAPPET Georgian Green wine bottle (Beverage Category)
  • Poolbrite Month Mate Super Plus Floater (Household Category)

Mpact Corrugated

  • Itacitrus Lime Export Carton (Export Category)
  • Ice Cream Freezer Transit Pack for Kentucky (Transit & Bulk Packaging Category)

Notes to Editors

Mpact is a packaging group with revenues of R6.3bn in 2010. Mpact employs around 3500 people at 22 manufacturing sites. Mpact earns approximately 10% of its sales outside of SA. It also has plants in Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Mpact has the #1 market position in corrugated packaging, recycled-based cartonboard and containerboard, recovered paper collection, PET preforms, styrene trays and plastic jumbo bins. These accounted for 90% of its revenue in 2010.

Issued by:

FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

Lianne Osterberger
+27 (0) 11 214 2414 / +27 (0)83 27 27 313

Chloe Webb
+27 (0) 11 214 2421 / +27 (0)83 305 0144

On behalf of:

Mpact Limited


Deborah Chapman | Communications Manager | Mpact

Tel: +27 11 994 5500 | Cell: +27 76 650 4155

Source: Mpact