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A WorldStar Packaging Award for Rondo

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Frastanz/St. Ruprecht, January 16, 2024

A WorldStar Packaging Award for Rondo
International Recognition for the corrugated cardboard specialist

Rondo Ganahl AG has once again been honored with one of the coveted WorldStar Packaging Awards this year. The Packaging for Connecting Carriers convinced the jury in the category ‘Transit‘.

The WorldStar Packaging Award, also known as the “Oscars of Packaging,“ is considered to be the most important packaging award in the industry. For this year's competition, 435 innovations from 41 countries were submitted. Consequently, there is great joy at Rondo that the Austrian corrugated cardboard plant in St. Ruprecht has been awarded one of the coveted awards: "The WorldStar Packaging Award elevates innovative packaging concepts to an international stage, setting high standards for the entire industry. This award impressively confirms the innovative strength and creativity of our development department," says Otto Schweinzer, Managing Director of Rondo St. Ruprecht, about the success. The WorldStar Packaging Awards ceremony will take place in mid-June 2024 in Bangkok.

Packaging solution for crossbeams

This packaging was originally made of plastic that has been replaced by Rondo with a mono-material solution made of corrugated cardboard. "The challenge was to package the differently sized components in a way that they do not slip and that no additional packaging material is necessary. And we have succeeded excellently," says Schweinzer. The packaging offers maximum stability, is 100 percent sustainable, and avoids additional plastic use.

The World Packaging Organisation
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is a non-profit international federation of the packaging industry which promotes projects and initiatives true to the vision, “Better quality of life through better packaging for more people.” With this in mind, the WPO supports the development of packaging technology, science and technology as well as international trade. www.worldpackaging.org and www.worldstar.org

About Rondo

Rondo Ganahl AG, headquartered in Frastanz (Vorarlberg, Austria), specializes in the production of corrugated cardboard raw papers as well as customized packagings made out of corrugated cardboard and tailor-made inner packagings made out of moulded pulp. The roots of this modern family-owned industrial company date back to 1797. Today, Rondo employs more than 1,700 people at various locations in Austria (Vorarlberg, Styria, and Tyrol) as well as in Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Turkey. The company promotes the careful use of resources and collects, sorts, and presses recovered paper and cardboard boxes as raw material for its own corrugated cardboard raw papers. This enables Rondo to close the recycling loop within the corporate group.

The Rondo packaging solution for crossbeams made of 100% corrugated cardboard ensures maximum stability and replaces plastic. (Foto © com_unit L. Schedl)