Awards of the RAKO-GROUP
Versatility and in-house developments are the strengths of the RAKO-GROUP!
We face future challenges by producing creative, innovative and customer specific products and simultaneously match our sustainability strategy to actual developments. The technical know-how of our R&D department, our in-house production of graphics allows us to react flexibly and quickly to any inquiry, to produce individual packaging solutions by using the synergies of the whole RAKO-GROUP.
For these reasons the RAKO GROUP has been winner of many awards:
- Global Label Award 2016: Finalist
- WorldStar Packaging Award 2013
- German Packaging Award 2012
- Flint Group Award 2012
- German Packaging Award 2010
- DuPont Grand Prix Cyrel Award 2010
- Druck&Medien Award 2009
- Label Industry Global Awards 2009
- German Packaging Award 2009
- FESPA digitial print Award 2008
- Industry Award 2008
- Druck&Medien Award 2005
- Grand Prix Cyrel 2005
GLOBAL LABEL AWARD 2016: Finalist
RAKO GROUP ranks to the last three finalists of the GLOBAL LABEL AWARD 2016 for THE RAKO LABEL 4.0.
The shortlisted finalists for the Award for Innovation (for companies with over 300 employees), sponsored by Flint Group Narrow Web (in alphabetical order) have also been announced by the judging panel. The 2016 finalists are:
- Jindal Films Americas
- LINTEC Corporation
- RAKO Etiketten GmbH & Co. KG
Further information as follows: http://rakoinnovations.com/therakolabel
WorldStar Packaging Award 2013
RAKO-GROUP wins „WorldStar Packaging Award 2013“ with Linerless "RAKO Lean Label Eco"
For more than 40 years, the “WorldStar Packaging Award” has been the most important packaging prize in this industry. The winners were chosen out of 7 categories by an international jury in Singapore end of November 2012. RAKO has won the prize in the category “others”. All in all more than 300 ideas from 33 different countries took part in the competition to receive the popular “WorldStar Packaging Award 2013”. The prize was awarded at the Australian fair “Auspack Plus 2013” in Sydney on May 9th, 2013.
The RAKO-GROUP has set itself the specific task to increase the positive environmental impact and sustainability of label production. The key to success are intelligent solutions which offer clear advantages to the customers. How it succeeds can be demonstrated on the development of the linerless label. Unlike conventional self-adhesive labels, linerless labels stick to themselves and can be dispensed cleanly due to the siliconized surface of the label. There are no distances between the labels. Thus you have a better material utilization and the number of labels on reel can be increased, thereby reducing the numbers of reel changes at the machine. Ideally, the roll core can be reduced up to 37 percent with identic number of running meters. It reduces energy consumption, preserves valuable resources and lowers waste to a large extent. The customer saves transport and storage costs. All in all, this excellent innovation offers many advantages.
German Packaging Award 2012
The RAKO-GROUP wins German Packaging Award 2012 for the development of the linerless label RAKO Lean Label Plus. The most prestigious prize of the branch was awarded to the RAKO-GROUP on 24th September, 2012 in the category labels, closures and other packaging solutions.
RAKO has set itself the specific task to increase the positive environmental impact and sustainability of label production. The keys to success are intelligent solutions which offer clear advantages to the customers. How it succeeds can be demonstrated on the example of the linerless label development. It reduces energy consumption, preserves valuable resources and the costumer saves transport and storage costs.
The development of this linerless label “RAKO Lean Label Plus” which is produced by the use of renewable raw materials was awarded by the jury “as especially innovative and successful example in the field of ecology and sustainability”. Unlike conventional, self-adhesive labels a Linerless label does not require a liner, which transports the label to the product to be labelled.
This completely innovative technology produces labels which stick to themselves and can be dispensed cleanly due to the siliconized surface of the label.
Thus you have a better material utilization and more labels can be wound up on reel. This optimization avoids waste. Ideally the roll core can be reduced up to 37% with identic number of running meters. In the application of the new linerless technology the dispensing speed is not reduced, the winding up of linerless labels does not increase noise level and the decreased use of materials and resources lowers waste to a large extent.This excellent innovation offers many advantages.
Flint Group Award
On January 23rd 2012 RAKO ETIKETTEN received the Flint Group Award at RAKO`s headquarter in Witzhave near Hamburg. The prize was awarded for premium flexo printing and the creative use of colouring a label, which was printed with inks of the Flint Force series in 80dpc. This label is component of a sample folder which RAKO created for own customers. The different printing processes and finishings are presented imposingly by self-designed labels and the whole array of products are shown and explained impressively. The whole sample folder was passed in for the competition of the Flint Group.
The award was presented by Mr Schneider, managing director of Flint Winterbach GmbH, and Mr Nachstedt, sales manager of the Flint Winterbach GmbH.
German Packaging Award 2010
RAKO ETIKETTEN wins with an in-house developed tube decoration "Perfect Body Foil"
The German Packaging Award 2010 was awarded on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the FachPack in Nuremberg. This year, the Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut (dvi) awarded with the motto “Pack the future!” 22 new developments in 7 categories. Designers, developers and producers have been awarded for their innovative and functional solutions pointing the future way of the packaging market. The Oscar for this sector has been awarded since 47 years and it qualifies the participants for the global contest WorldStar – one of the most prestigious prizes in the packaging world. The award celebration was once again the branch event of the year. More than 400 guests waited anxiously for the final overall vote of the jury in the congress centre of the Nürnberg Messe. Horst Foerther, present mayor of Nuremberg, opened the festive event and emphasized the economic importance of the packaging industry. Afterwards the eligible trophy was presented to the winners of the 33rd German Packaging Award by the mayor and Burkhard Lingenberg. The sector develops new initiatives, generates additional value on all market levels and is gaining in dynamics by means of the awarded innovations.
DuPont Grand Prix Cyrel Award 2010
Once again the RAKO-GROUP has been award winner!
The Du Pont Grand Prix Cyrel award ceremony 2010 took place with a gala event at the castle courtyard in Dresden on April 23rd. RAKO ETIKETTEN received two of the hotly contested prizes. The prizes have been awarded for the qualitatively high implementation of pre-press and flexo printing at the printing motifs for Rossmann sachets and for the innovative implementation of the new label NIVEA VISAGE Expert Lift of company Beiersdorf.
The Grand Prix Cyrel is not only an exhibition and demonstration of packaging technologies and -techniques, but also a forum which is to encourage packaging specialists all over the world to strategic ideas. The meanwhile eighth Grand Prix Cyrel has established itself as a renowned event in the whole flexo and packaging branch.
Druck&Medien Award 2009
The Hamburg print magazine “Druck & Medien” awarded outstanding achievements of enterprises in the printing and media sector for the 5th time. The Award ceremony, moderated by Barbara Schoeneberger, took place on October 29th at the Grand Hyatt in Berlin. The prize for the “most innovative company of the year in technical fields” was awarded for the development of visible and hidden hologram security systems and UHF-RFID transponder systems. This transponder which is combined with a holographic antenna, or provided with a track & trace code, enables worldwide product tracking and helps to prevent product piracy. The “Holographic Antenna” was developed by Hologram Company and RAKO Security-Label, both subsidiaries of the RAKO-GROUP located in Witzhave near Hamburg. In addition, the RAKO-GROUP received a “special mention” as “label printer of the year” for submitting sachets for hair coloration of company Rossmann.
Label Industry Global Awards 2009 - "European Converter of the Year Award"
The RAKO-GROUP wins the “European Converter of the Year Award” at the Label Industry Global Awards 2009 and is chosen as the best label printer in Europe. The award ceremony took place on September 23rd 2009 in front of an international audience in the Royal Albert Hall/Brussels on the occasion of the Label Expo.
German Packaging Award 2009
RAKO ETIKETTEN is winner of the German Packaging Award 2009 in the category design, equipment and finishing. The Deutsche Verpackungsinstitut (dvi) awarded functional and innovative concepts enhancing the packaging industry in economic, technical, aesthetic and ecological aspects. The renowned competition has been the forum for packaging solutions for 46 years. RAKO ETIKETTEN was chosen for this prize with the label “Nivea Visage Expert Lift” by 13 experts from 8 international trade associations.
FESPA digital print Award
Initiated by Hewlett Packard the FESPA DIGITAL PRINT AWARD honours the best achievements in digital printing. The prize was awarded by HP to RAKO ETIKETTEN at the Villa Sarasin in Geneva on March 31st 2008. RAKO ETIKETTEN is award winner in the category packaging prints 2008.
Industry Award 2008
What are the most interesting and most innovative industry solutions?
The Industry Award 2008 of the Initiative Mittelstand examined these questions over the past weeks. This prize has already been awarded for the third time. A record number of more than 600 entries were received. Now, the winners have been chosen! RAKO Security-Label Produktsicherungs GmbH received an award for the product “RFID Box-Tracking” in the category “RFID”.
Druck&Medien Award 2005
For the first time the magazine "Druck&Medien" awarded outstanding achievements of enterprises and humans of the German printing industry. The prize was awarded on October 21st 2005 during a formal celebration taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin. RAKO ETIKETTEN / RAKO-GROUP was chosen as the "Label printer of the year".
Grand Prix Cyrel 2005
Since the eighties the Grand Prix Cyrel award is a worldwide competition, initiated by the international chemical group Du Pont and is considered as pioneering contest of the flexography industry. Once again RAKO ETIKETTEN won the first prize in the category of packaging prints / labels.