Feb. 28, 2016

Global Packaging Alliance Announces New Partner During Annual Meeting in South Korea

Rochester, NY – The Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA) announced that they have added a new partner by reaching an agreement with Samwon Printing during their annual meeting in South Korea last month. GPA representatives convened from all over the world to evaluate which of several potential partners in Asia best complement the GPA’s packaging network in terms of management philosophy, technical capabilities, and markets served.

“With Samwon Printing we found a perfect fit within the GPA world,” said Hans-Christian Bestehorn, GPA spokesman and CEO of the rlc | packaging group, a GPA charter member. “Their willingness to share information as well their productivity orientation and technology park is a great benchmark for the Asian packaging market.”

Samwon Printing is a leading supplier of folding cartons in South Korea, with key clients ranging from food and beverage to the fashion and beauty industries. The company was founded by Mr. JC Won in 1983 and is known for its speedy lead time while maintaining global standards in quality. Samwon achieves this by following its strict philosophy of clean environmental practices and transparent management. The company has also had the distinction of receiving a ‘Medal of Honor’ from the Korean Government, the first ever given to a printing company in Korea.

“We are always looking for ways to learn and grow with the international community and we are very excited to join the GPA as its newest member,” said Eric Won, CEO of Samwon Printing.

The annual meeting also provided an ideal forum for members to discuss packaging trends in their respective markets and share the latest developments in their operations, including equipment investments, technical advancements, process improvements, new materials, and operating data for benchmarking. In line with the motto “Think Global – Act Local”, the GPA’s goal is to serve a global customer base with responsive, high quality, localized streamlined service.

About GPA

The Global Packaging Alliance® is an international organization of independent packaging experts proficient at managing all aspects of the supply chain. With state-of-the-art production facilities and logistics centers around the world, the GPA provides responsive, localized service, award-winning creative designs, identical product specifications and consistent brand recognition, resulting in unparalleled global packaging support. Members include:

  • Diamond Packaging – Rochester, NY USA
  • rlc | packaging group – Hannover, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland
  • Colorpak Limited – Melbourne, Australia and New Zealand
  • Gonçalves SA Indústria Gráfica – São Paolo, Brazil and Mexico
  • Polygrafoformlenie - Flexo – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Kumar Printers – Gurgaon, India
  • Masterpack – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Samwon Printing – Gimpo, South Korea

GPA members practice packaging management geared toward the needs of international companies, including Bayer, Beiersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, L’Oreal, Merck, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever. This includes designing and producing innovative paperboard and plastic packaging, as well as providing logistical services such as fulfillment and POP management. The GPA’s goal is to support clients in launching new brands or products, while significantly reducing time-to-market. For more information about the Global Packaging Alliance®, visit www.global-packaging-alliance.com.

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