2nd November 2020

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, wins the Gold Award for Food Three-Piece at the Cans of the Year Awards 2020.

With a wide spectrum of categories embracing all types of cans and closures, the Cans of the Year Awards recognise the global contribution made by industry leaders.

Colep recently developed “Mini Drum”, an ideal pail for vegetable oils with a capacity of up to 25 litres. Highly resistant, the Mini Drum has triple seaming on the top and bottom that guarantees a very light and robust drum.

Colep’s Technical team worked to achieve a more functional can, something crucial for customers who now expect quick to market solutions, without compromising on quality. As a result, Mini Drum is stackable on other cylindrical drums and conical pails. It also has debossed beads that provide a higher vacuum resistance and allow for complete labelling of the surface.

As Colep offers a vertically integrated approach, from coil to can, Mini Drums are manufactured as a full-service product. When produced, the non-printed pails are sent to customers, where they apply their label. This allows customisation throughout the entire value chain, reducing stocks and avoiding obsolete drums.

José Oliveira, Industrial Director for Metal Packaging Division, commented: “Colep developed a robust can concept to satisfy a requirement of a demanding market. At the same time, we tried to make the drum look elegant and attractive. It is a vigorous and resistant drum, with an appealing design using debossing techniques, which provides an easier and more useful surface area for brand labelling.”

Line Gauthier, Quality and R&D Director of Lesieur commented: “To meet the needs of our clients and to represent Lesieur’s values, we challenged Colep to produce a more resistant 25L can. Thank you to our business partner, Colep, for fully meeting our expectations.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Mariana Joanes, Marketing Specialist

mariana.joanes@colep.com

16th September 2020

Colep received the Kaizen Award 2020, given by the Kaizen Institute. This award is the recognition of Colep’s continuous improvement journey that started just two years ago, in 2018, when the OneColep Improvement Model was launched. Congratulations to the Continuous Improvement teams and to every Colep employee that contributes every day for the implementation of OneColep!

“I see it as a recognition of the journey made by the company in the areas of Continuous Improvement and, above all, as an award for the effort, dedication and hard work developed by the people at Colep, in the various business areas and different geographies in which Colep is present.”, says Vitor Neves, Colep CEO.

For further information, please contact:

Mariana Joanes, Marketing Specialist

mariana.joanes@colep.com

14th October 2019

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, has been awarded two prestigious accolades at the Cans of the Year Awards, held at the Canmaker Summit in London on 9th October.

With a wide spectrum of categories embracing all types of cans and closures, the Cans of the Year Awards recognise the global contribution made by industry leaders. This year, Colep’s Packaging Division won awards in the ‘General Line’ and ‘Food 3-piece Cans’ categories.

Silver Award Winner for ‘General Line Cans’: Colep launched the Flexican process, which involves placing the label inside the double seam on the can, enabling a high-quality lock-up and a full colour, streamlined approach that is flexible and effective. The label edges are not visible, so the Flexican process gives the impression of an offset printed can and coverage of the weld seam enhances the shelf appeal. Another benefit is the label cannot be easily peeled or detached from the can, so the appearance of the product and branding is not compromised.

Bronze Award Winner for ‘Food 3-Piece Cans’: Colep collaborated with Gallo Worldwide, to produce a speciality, premium tinplate pack for its leading olive oil brand, Azeite Gallo. The customised, embossed olive oil cans were printed using standard CMYK techniques, to achieve the superior gold colour. On the front face of the can, vertically embossed lines created interest and texture, whilst the eye-catching ‘rooster’ logo and limited-edition plaque were embossed to enhance and authenticate the commemorative message.

Ricardo Costa VP Global Procurement & Buying at Gallo Worldwide commented: “To commemorate 100 Years of our Gallo Olive Oil brand, we challenged Colep to produce a limited edition, golden coloured 500ml can, with embossing effect for an extra sensorial touch and feel experience. This request led to an industrial challenge, where once again Colep proved to be the fitting partner to overcome it. The team managed to produce an outstanding can that represents our brand worldwide.”

José Oliveira, Industrial Director of Colep’s Packaging Division commented: “We are delighted to be recognised for our innovations at the Cans of the Year Awards, winning both Silver and Bronze awards for our Flexican innovation and our embossed can for Gallo Worldwide, respectively.

Colep’s Flexican approach allows our customers to move their products to market much faster, without compromising on quality. This Silver award is testament to the hard work of our team and our commitment to developing our manufacturing processes to meet the needs of our customers.”

José continued: “We were honoured to be asked to produce a limited edition, embossed can for our customer, Gallo Worldwide. Colep has been developing a proprietary system of embossing machines which are more suitable for the 3-piece rectangular cans, like Azeite Gallo. Gallo Worldwide cans are created with this system, enabling higher speeds and higher accuracy of tools placement, resulting in cans with a higher quality finish.”

With over 50 years’ experience in tinplate packaging, Colep is one of the largest producers of tinplate aerosols in Europe and the Iberian leader in General Line packaging.  Colep’s sites in Portugal, Poland and Spain produce a wide portfolio of tinplate aerosol and General Line cans, combining expertise in can making, printing and production to meet the highest industry and quality standards.

The strategic ambition of Colep’s Packaging Division is to be the preferred supplier for its customers by leading developments in terms of sustainability and innovation.  Innovation, quality, technology and service are the foundations for solid and sustained growth.  Colep works in partnership with its customers in the development of products that match current and future market needs.

For further information, please contact:

Mariana Joanes

Marketing Specialist

mariana.joanes@colep.com

10th June 2019

Colep, a leading global player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries has been awarded Gold and Silver medals by EcoVadis for best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainability.

Five of Colep’s manufacturing sites were assessed; two received Gold CSR ratings, which placed Colep in the top 5% of suppliers evaluated and the remaining three sites received Silver ratings placing Colep in the upper 30%.
EcoVadis is a collaborative platform which allows customers to monitor the Sustainability policies, actions and results of suppliers. Its network connects suppliers and buyers across 190 industry sectors in 150 countries.

Colep has made significant advances in its CSR and Sustainability journey, having launched its first Sustainability Report at the end of 2018. The Report describes Colep’s five pillars; Energy, Waste, Water, Products and People and how these are delivered through Colep’s dedication to improving the sustainability performance of its global operations and products. The Gold and Silver accolades are also testament to the actions led by Colep’s local Health, Safety & Environmental teams and the full establishment and roll-out of the Ethics & Integrity framework throughout the company.

Grant A. Coupland, Colep’s Sustainability Director commented: “We will continue to devote our resources to CSR initiatives and good sustainability practices and commit to ongoing Sustainable development. These results are demonstrative of Colep’s ambition to become the preferred Sustainability partner for its customers.”

EcoVadis assessments are carried out by independent analysts, covering various CSR criteria as they relate to the company’s size, location and industry, under four different themes: Environment; Labour Practices & Human Rights; Fair Business Practices and Sustainable Procurement. EcoVadis’ scorecards provide reliable ratings for customers, as well as support Colep in the definition of improvement measures. The participation in this platform
translates directly into opportunities to reduce risks, to drive impactful innovation and to increase trust amongst customers and trading partners.

For further information, please contact:

Mariana Joanes, Marketing Specialist

mariana.joanes@colep.com