For the year 2010, Hanumantha Rao Paruchuri, Founder & Chairman of Pragati Offset, received the coveted Elephant Award from Wayne Rau, CEO of SAPPI Trading, South Africa, at a special function in Hyderabad recently.
The award was for packaging – Black DOG 18 year old Whiskey Box. This was printed on SAPPI paper and pasted onto Kappa Board. Printing was in multicolours with foil stamping.
Narendra Paruchuri, CEO, Pragati Offset, said, “Winning such international awards, year after year, re-endorses the outstanding capabilities of our workforce in setting high global standards in the printing industry.’’
In the past 10 years, Pragati has won 12 Gold, 26 Silver and 6 Bronze awards at the SAPPI competition, a feat unsurpassed by any printer in the world. Pragati has also won numerous national awards, including Best Printer in India and SAARC regions.
The packaging division also has won World Star Packaging Award and the Finat International Award for labels.
The company won this award in 2006 and 2008, which had so far gone only to printers from North America, Europe and South Africa.