Turkish packagers rank third at global awards
ISTANBULTurkish packaging manufacturers received a total of 13 awards in the WorldStar 2016 Competition, ranking third in the world, said the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) in a written statement on Dec. 17.
A total of 293 products competed from 35 countries in the WorldStar 2016 Competition, which was organized by the World Packaging Organization in Mumbai this year. A total of 13 Turkish products were awarded in the competition. Turkey thus ranked third, just following Britain with 15 awards and the U.S. and China with 14 awards each.
Japan and Austria also received 14 awards each, according to the ASD statement.
Saying that Turkish packaging manufacturers have raised their competitive power by focusing on developing products with higher added value, ASD President Sadettin Korkut added: “The WorldStar [Competition], which has been organized since 1970, is the most significant competition in the sector. The products that receive the Competency Award in our Crescent and Stars of Packaging Competition and bigger awards can have the chance to enter into the WorldStar Competition.
“Our global awards have shown how Turkish products become global brands.”
The companies will receive their awards in a gala ceremony in Budapest in May 2016, according to the statement.
Turkish companies also received a total of 18 awards at the AsiaStar Competition this year, which ranked fourth.