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,” says 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,” says 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.
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