Awards

RKW strives to set standards and to deliver our customers and our business partners the best performance and quality possible. Our slogan “When excellence matters” expresses this aspiration perfectly.

As a leading international manufacturer of high-quality plastic films and nonwovens, the RKW Group has frequently received awards for excellence in its 60-year history.

2019

Ontex “Partner of the Year” Award for “Excellence in Sustainability”

Ontex Global honored the exceptional performance of the RKW Group in all aspects of sustainability. The "Excellence in Sustainability 2019" award was presented to RKW not only for its timely, accurate and informative reporting, but also in particular for the company’s proactive participation and outstanding support in regard to numerous requests and inquiries over the past year.

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P&G "External Business Partner of the Year Award 2018"

Procter & Gamble recognized its top-performing external business partners for their outstanding contributions to its global supply network transformation during a summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 5th, 2019. RKW was selected as the leading supplier in the Baby Care category for 2018.

Serving both the Baby Care and Feminine Hygiene categories, RKW is a global supplier to P&G. With the award, P&G acknowledges that RKW's partnership is important to the growth of its business.

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2017

Mölnlycke Award "Supplier of the Year"

RKW ACE received the prestigious "Supplier of the Year" award in the category of "CUSTOMER AT HEART" from Mölnlycke Healthcare. Among more than 1,600 suppliers, RKW ACE was one of the selected winners.

Mölnlycke highlighted in the nomination that RKW consistently demonstrates that it understands the needs of its customers and continuously shares its expertise with them. The award also values RKW's general service level as exceptional.

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2014

"Gold & Best of Show Award" at the FTA 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards

With the presentation of the FTA Award, the association has for the first time honored RKW, the leading manufacturer of plastic films and nonwovens. RKW Finland received the award for the brilliant multipack packaging for a beer brewed by Carlsberg.

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EFIA Award Gold

This is the third time that a packaging solution from the RKW Group has received an EFIA award. RKW Finland won gold in the category "International Flexo Print on Film". This year, the company impressed the jury with an outer packaging design for the Finnish brewery Sinebrychoff and its "KOFF Lite" brand.

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2013

P&G Business Partner Excellence Award

For the fith time already, the RKW Group won the “Excellence Award” from Procter & Gamble. Among about 82,000 suppliers of the branded manufacturer, RKW was awarded the prestigious prize.

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Biogas Innovation Prize

RKW Agri was awarded the Biogas Innovation Prize of the German Farmers’ Association 2013 for its innovative silage film Polydress® O2 Barrier 2in1. This quality seal is awarded annually as part of the Biogas Innovation Congress.

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2012

Silver medal from the DLG Expert Commission

RKW Agri was awarded a silver medal by the international DLG Expert Commission at EuroTier 2012 for the innovative silage film Polydress® O2 Barrier 2in1.

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Flexostar Gold and Superflexostar

RKW SFE was awarded two “Flexostars”. Together with the printing plate manufacturer Médialliance, RKW won its third “Flexostar Gold” for the print design “Oranjeboom". The Site also won its first “Superflexostar” for the same design.

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Flexostar Bronze

RKW Castelletta was awarded a “Bronze Flexostar” for the second time for the Evian design “US Open”.

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P&G Business Partner Excellence Award

For the fourth time, the RKW Group won an “Excellence Award” from Procter & Gamble, indicating that it is one of the American Group’s best global suppliers.

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EFIA Award Gold and Silver

On March 21, RKW Finland received two awards. Together with its repro-printing operation Sato-Flexo, the location got the Gold and Silver award for the outstanding print quality of the motif "Baltika 7" from the European Flexographic Industrial Association (EFIA).

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2011

MRN Innovation Prize

Two RKW researchers have won the Special Award of the MRN Innovation Prize of the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region Foundation for the material innovation Polydress® O2 Barrier 2in1. Polydress® O2 Barrier 2in1, an innovative silage film for agriculture, uses just half the raw materials in production as compared to conventional silage films, provides labor-saving enhancements to farmers and leads to a high level of silage quality with lower silage losses.

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Silver Flexostar

The French subsidiary RKW Saint Frères Emballage was awarded the Silver Flexostar by the ATF (Association Technique de la Flexographie). The association conferred the award to RKW SFE in the category of “Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films for Beverage Packaging”.

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2010

P&G Supplier of Excellence Award

For the third time in a row, the RKW Group was granted the “Supplier of Excellence Award 2010” by its customer Procter & Gamble. Among about 80,000 suppliers of the branded manufacturer, RKW is the only film producer to be awarded the prestigious prize.

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Dairy Innovation Award

The Dairy Foundation and the Food Bev Media Group conferred a prize to the RKW Group together with the C.E. Schweig packaging consulting company for their yoghurt packaging made of FPO® material (filled polyolefins) in the category of “Best Packaging Innovation”.

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Ontex Supplier of the Year

For the first time, the RKW Group was “Supplier of the Year” of its customer Ontex. RKW is an important provider of film raw materials, supplying both back-sheet films and top-sheet films to many Ontex subsidiaries in Europe and beyond.

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Golden FlexoStar

After 2006, ATF (Association Technique de la Flexographie), the French association for flexoprinting, awarded the French subsidiary RKW Saint Frères Emballage (SFE) with the Golden FlexoStar for the excellent quality of its print design “Vittel Disney” for the second time.

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Bronze FlexoStar

The French subsidiary RKW Castelletta was awarded the "Bronze FlexoStar" by the ATF for its excellent print design “Danone Waters”.

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Grand Prix Cyrel

At the Grand Prix Cyrel, RKW Castelletta placed third with its print design “Isostar”.

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2009

P&G Supplier of the Year

Procter & Gample conferred its “Supplier of Excellence Award” on the RKW Group for the second time. Thus, RKW counts among the best suppliers of the American branded group across the world.

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FlexoStar “Merite”

The French association for flexoprinting, ATF, awarded the FlexoStar “Merite” to RKW Saint Frères Emballage (SFE) for the high 8-color print quality of its print design “Vittel Disney”.

2008

P&G Supplier of Excellence Award

Procter & Gample conferred the “Supplier of Excellence Award” to the RKW Group. In 2008, this award was conferred for the first time, and RKW obtained one of the seven Supplier of Excellence Awards bestowed.

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Bronze FlexoStar

After 2007, ATF (Association Technique de la Flexographie), the French association for flexoprinting, awarded the French subsidiary RKW Saint Frères Emballage (SFE) the "Bronze FlexoStar" for the excellent quality of its print design “Coca Cola Noel” for the second time.

Flexostar “Prouesse technique”

The French subsidiary RKW Castelletta also obtained an award by the French association for flexoprinting, ATF. For the backside barcode printing of a Volvic campaign design, the subsidiary was awarded the FlexoStar “Prouesse technique”.

2007

Not just one but two French RKW subsidiaries were awarded a prize by the French association for flexoprinting, ATF (Association Technique de la Flexographie), for their excellent print quality:

Silver FlexoStar

The French subsidiary RKW Castelletta was awarded the "Silver FlexoStar" for its print design “Volvic”.

Bronze FlexoStar

The French subsidiary RKW Saint Frères Emballage (SFE) was awarded the "Bronze FlexoStar" for its print design “Coca Cola”.

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Golden FlexoStar

The French association for flexoprinting, ATF (Association Technique de la Flexographie), awarded the French subsidiary RKW Saint Frères Emballage (SFE) the "Golden FlexoStar" for the excellent quality of its print design “Riqles”.