Contact Originators Strikes Double Gold Again at FIAUK Awards

For the second year running, Contact Originators (‘Contact’) has scooped top prize in two prestigious categories at the UK Flexographic Industry Association (FIAUK) Awards 2021.

The packaging origination and flexographic plates manufacturer was named Repro Company of the Year and Supplier of the Year at the ceremony, held at the National Railway Museum in York. Contact scooped the same awards at last year’s virtual event.

The Supplier of the Year category is voted for by printers and customer partners, while Repro Company of the Year is awarded by the Association’s board to the print origination partner whose work helped to produce the largest quantity of award-winners at the ceremony.

Steve Mulcahy, CEO of Contact Originators Group, commented: “We are completely astounded to receive both awards for a second time. It is a remarkable achievement for Team Contact and I am so proud of every employee for all their hard work and efforts. Each and every person has played a role in getting Contact to where we are today.

“I said last year that the awards marked new beginnings for Contact. Since then, we have focused on continued investment and innovation to deliver world-class service and quality to customers. Our new site in Greater Manchester is home to state-of-the-art technology and experts in platemaking bringing a unique level of technical know-how and production capabilities for today’s corrugated and flexible packaging printer.”

Steve added: “We have a solid growth strategy in place that we are committed to achieving. These awards provide us with real momentum to keep doing what we are doing – setting new standards and pushing the boundaries of platemaking for the packaging industry as a whole.” The FIAUK Annual Print Awards, formerly called the EFIA Awards, celebrate the achievements of the flexographic industry and showcase the quality, efficiency, innovation, sustainability and technical developments that drive the sector forward.