12 November 2021, Dubai, UAE: Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, the largest commercial and security printer in the Middle East, today announced that it has won two major awards at the PRIME Packaging MEA awards held on 8 November 2021 in Dubai, UAE. Designed and created to honour regional excellence in the packaging industry, PRIME Packaging MEA Awards celebrates quality, excellence and innovation within the packaging sector.
Recognised for its innovative and sustainable approach to printing and packaging, Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing was awarded the ‘Innovation Award of the Year’ and the ‘Sustainability Award of the Year’. Amongst some of the key measures implemented to drive sustainable innovations within the business is the development of In-Mold Labels (IML) recyclable labels, collapsible carton boxes and leading the transformation from plastic bags to paper bags.
As part of its efforts to encourage locally sourced products, Falcon Papers, which is a subsidiary of Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing and official Expo 2020 Dubai Licensee, was involved in designing producing and supplying The Expo 2020 Dubai Passport. The Expo passport allows visitors to imprint their Expo memories in ink, receiving stamps from each participating pavilion, with over 1 million units sold in less than two months,
Commenting on this achievement, Arturo Lujan, Chief Executive Officer of Al Ghurair Investments Ventures, stated, “As a regional leader, we are proud and honoured to have been recognised by Packaging MEA for our efforts in innovation and sustainability. At Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, innovation is at the core of our business, and we continue to push boundaries by exploring emerging technologies that are sustainable and cost-effective. This recognition is testament to the continued efforts of our team, and I thank them for their resilience and continued dedication in the pursuit of excellence.”
Lakshmanan Ganapathy, General Manager of Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, comments: “Now more than ever, clients demand green packaging solutions that minimise impact on the environment, in line with sustainability agendas across the globe. At Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, we are proud to be able to play a part in effecting this critical change by providing sustainable options.”
Since its inception in 1978, Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing, which is part of Al Ghurair Investment, one of the UAE’s leading family business groups, has delivered over 170 projects for various governments, international organisations and other large entities, with exports across Africa and Middle East.