PAWI wins Gold at the European Carton Excellence Award 2020
Innovative ideas often emerge in extraordinary times.
The packaging manufacturer, PAWI produces packaging for the food and non-food industry at its sites in Winterthur and Singen. The beginning of the Covid 19 crisis gave PAWI’s innovation team the idea of developing, manufacturing and marketing a face mask themselves.
This is the second time in a row that PAWI has won an award, making it the fifth time in the last six years (2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014). The “Made by PAWI” facial protection consists of cardboard and a viewing window made of PET window film and can therefore be disposed of in the same way as a normal folding box in the simplest possible way after use via normal waste separation. Thanks to the universal push-in fastener on the headband, the mask can be closed to fit everyone depending on the circumference of the head.
In crisis situations such as the current pandemic, such face protection is certainly a welcome means of providing additional protection for particularly exposed persons. The PAWI Group is a member of the International Packaging Group Association (IPG) with PAWI Verpackungen AG as its Swiss representative. This is a global association of folding carton and packaging manufacturers and leading suppliers to the packaging industry worldwide. Andreas Keller, the CEO of PAWI Verpackungen AG Winterthur, is the chairman of this organisation. Through its membership of the IPG, PAWI can draw on a worldwide network of colleague companies for the production and distribution of disposable face protection.
As a medium-sized, owner-managed company with locations in Winterthur and Singen, PAWI employs around 250 people and uses the latest technology to produce folding boxes and bags, primarily for the food and healthcare industries. This is done in compliance with the highest hygiene requirements and ecological aspects. The focus is on maximum innovation and quality, short delivery times and great flexibility. Lean processes, high productivity and the best possible automation are continuously adapted and optimised to the circumstances.