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Multivac wins 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General award Hormel Foods Multivac Inc. supplier

Award for supplier quality management the sixth consecutive for Multivac.

For a sixth consecutive year, Multivac, Inc. of Kansas City, MO has won the Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods Corporation.

“Once again, Multivac is thrilled to be recognized by our valued customer, Hormel Foods, with this honor,” states Jan Erik Kuhlmann, president and chief executive officer of Multivac, Inc. “Receiving this distinction six years in a row speaks volumes about the dedication of our team and Multivac’s commitment to absolute world class service and support. We look forward to supporting Hormel Foods and all of our customers with this same spirit in the months and years to come.”

The Spirit of Excellence Award are presented to Hormel suppliers that take a proactive role in meeting or surpassing specific requirements established by the company’s supplier quality management committee.

Companies were selected based on delivery performance, product quality, customer service, administration and plant quality audits. Nominations were made throughout the year by the Hormel Foods purchasing, provisions, procurement, logistics and engineering departments.


More information about Multivac’s value-added packaging systems and services is available by calling 1-800-800-8552 or via e-mail at

About Multivac, Inc.

Multivac Inc. is the leading manufacturer of thermoform fill-seal rollstock packaging solutions, chamber vacuum pouch sealers, traysealers, shrink tanks, and both cross-web and inline labelers for food, medical and consumer product applications. From its North American headquarters, located in Kansas City, Mo., the company provides strategic consultation, technical design, sales, distribution, and service of Multivac’s complete line of packaging systems.  Multivac maintains a comprehensive, on-site parts inventory, and offers technical assistance and certified training for its entire line of equipment. To date, the company has designed and implemented over 100,000 packaging solutions. For more information, visit.

About Hormel Foods Corporation

Hormel Foods, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor‘s 500 Index. Hormel Foods was named one of “The 400 Best Big Companies in America” by Forbes magazine for 10 consecutive years. For more information, visit

Caption:  Lou Klemp (l) of Multivac receives the 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods’ Steve Sampson.


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