Fujifilm wins Supplier of the Year Award for 2017 from the Independent Carton Group association.
March 14, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff
NEWTOWN, Connecticut – The Independent Carton Group (ICG), an association of 18 independently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers, is pleased to announce that FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, is the recipient of its Supplier of the Year Award for 2017.
The award was presented last week at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio during the ICG’s general membership meeting, which was hosted by Zumbiel Packaging, one of the group’s five founding member companies.
“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award from ICG members. I think it’s a testament not only to our product quality and continued innovation, but also to our exceptional service,” says Fujifilm corporate account manager Dale Schmitt, who accepted the award. “Fujifilm has made a huge investment in support and training, educating everyone in a customer-facing position so that we can truly be a partner to our customers.”
Fujifilm supplies ICG members with printing plates, pressroom consumables, and a wide range of technologies used in the production of offset and digitally printed folding cartons, corrugated packaging and other paperboard packaging solutions. Fujifilm became an ICG supplier in 2006. It is one of more than 40 reputable companies supplying equipment and materials to the ICG members through the group purchasing program, which was introduced in 1999.
“We value Fujifilm’s partnership and congratulate the team on this well-deserved recognition,” says ICG executive director Jay Willie. “As the industry looks toward the future of paperboard packaging and digital printing, the needs of our members will continue to shift. Fujifilm has demonstrated its ability to innovate and keep pace with an evolving industry.”
The ICG’s Supplier of the Year Award has been presented annually since 2012 to the supplier that receives the highest marks on evaluations completed by members for the prior calendar year.
ICG members rate suppliers on quality, delivery, accuracy, service, expertise and other key performance metrics. Evaluations are used both as the basis for selecting the award recipient and as a means of assessing suppliers and sharing feedback to strengthen partnerships.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2017, the company had global revenues of US$21.5 billion, at an exchange rate of 108 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
About Independent Carton Group
The Independent Carton Group (ICG) is an association of independently owned and operated folding carton companies. The ICG helps its members provide exceptional products, service and pricing to their customers through group purchasing, continuity assurance, and educational and networking programs. Members include Accord Carton, Accurate Box, All Packaging, Colbert Packaging, Curtis Packaging, 3C Packaging, Dee Packaging Solutions, Diamond Packaging, Disc Graphics, El Paso Paper Box, Frankston Packaging, Indiana Carton, Jones Packaging, Royal Paper Box, Sonderen Packaging, Vista Color, Wausau Container and Zumbiel Packaging. For more information, visit www.independentcartongroup.com.