This program recognizes leadership and excellence among packaging machinery, materials and services suppliers, and this year, 25 companies have earned the honor of Category Leader. Packaging World, the preeminent business magazine serving packaging professionals, launched this community-based program in January 2012. Packaging professionals were invited to visit the Leadership in Packaging site to vote for favorite suppliers among those listed in twenty-five machinery, materials and service categories. At the close of voting, the following companies earned the honor of Category Leader:
Adhesive Application/Taping: Shurtape Technologies
Bagging and Bag Sealing: Automated Packaging Systems
Case/Tray Packing/Erect/Seal: Douglas Machine Inc.
Coding/Marking: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Container Handling: Morrison Container Handling Solutions
Controls & Automation: Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Filling - Dry Products/Capping/Induction Sealing: Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery
Filling - Liquid Products/Capping/Induction Sealing: Shibuya Hoppmann
Form/Fill/Seal: Triangle Package Machinery Company
Inspection/Testing: Thermo Scientific
Labeling: ID Technology
Multipacking: Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC
Package Converting: Huhtamaki, Inc.
Palletizing/Material Handling: Intelligrated
Robotics: FANUC Robotics America
Weighing: Heat and Control/Ishida
Blisters/Clamshells: Klockner Pentaplast of America
Flexible Packaging: Printpack Inc.
Labels: WS Packaging Group Inc.
Protective Packaging: Pregis Corporation
Rigid Containers: HLP Klearfold
Contract Packaging: Verst Group Logistics
Integration/Consulting/Package Design: Material Transfer & Storage
Comments Joe Angel, Vice President and Publisher of Packaging World, “This is the third year we have offered this program and we appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge excellence. Thanks to all the participating companies and all the individuals who cast their votes and congratulations to our category leaders. Stay tuned for some changes we are making for 2013. Our newly-named Leaders in Packaging integrated program will offer unprecedented promotional value and an opportunity for participants to help us support packaging education.”
Category leaders will be recognized in Packaging World’s November issue. All participants in the 2012 program can be viewed here.