All good things come in pairs: Mondi wins two German Packaging Awards 2017 for enhancing corrugated packaging efficiency

Publication Date:

28 August 2017

Vienna, 28 August 2017  – The international packaging and paper group Mondi received two German Packaging Awards 2017 (Deutscher Verpackungspreis) in the “Cost Effectiveness” category. The competition - organised annually by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut – dvi) - recognises two of the company’s innovative concepts: one for the transportation of industrial ventilation systems and one for point of sale product displays.

The first packaging solution received recognition for its efficiency in transporting heavy-duty products. When transporting industrial ventilation systems, corrugated cardboard corner pieces are used to stack and stretch wrap up to six units. However, Mondi took it to the next level with this award-winning application: the new one-piece solution significantly boosts handling and material efficiency compared to previously used two-piece corners. The judges were particularly impressed by the 30% reduction in material usage and 48% reduction in assembly time compared to the previous solution.

The second packaging solution stands out for easy handling during assembly and product stocking as well as product visibility and accessibility at the point of sale. The new design forms a durable and attractive display out of the transport trays and a smart interlocking system. This new solution scores in terms of efficiency compared to the previous concept, with a 46% reduction in material usage and a 20% reduction in handling time per pallet. In the eyes of the judges, the resulting cost savings and design simplicity deserved the award.

Jan Blankiewicz, product innovation manager for Corrugated Packaging at Mondi, commented: “We are honoured to receive these awards and consider them recognition of our strategy to never stop improving. For Mondi, these solutions are perfect examples of how the market can benefit from challenging the status quo of corrugated transport and display packaging. The awards signal the market’s support and encourage us to keep developing more sustainable and functional packaging solutions in the future.”



Andrea Richardson, Marketing Manager, Corrugated Packaging
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About Mondi Corrugated Packaging

Mondi Corrugated Packaging is a business segment of Mondi Group and a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. Through a network of 16 plants the company provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, consumer durables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.


Mondi is an international packaging and paper group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.