Double gold with flexo graphic top printing for businesses OPACKGROUP

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ANTWERPEN – In early November, the industry association EFTA Benelux presented its sixth presentation of the EFTA Benelux Awards. During this biannual event in Antwerp, qualitative productions from the flexographic industry are assessed. In descending order, the best entries in terms of printing received appreciation with Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards. From the OPACKGROUP Oerlemans Plastics and Packaging Industry Stempher took the top prize in Technical Innovation and Flexo printing on Wide Paper respectively.


Oerlemans Plastics, with production sites in Genderen and Giessen, Brabant, also won awards with silver for Flexoprint on Aluminum and bronze for Flexoprint on Narrow Foil.

Flexodruk prestaties

Directeur Johan Kranenbroek van Oerlemans Plastics is trots met het behaalde resultaat: “In de aanloop naar de prijsuitreiking hadden we te maken met veel competitie met ook prachtig drukwerk. Om dan na de finale huiswaarts te keren met drie prijzen, dat is in één woord fantastisch! Veel flexodrukbedrijven hebben een afgewogen drukwerkselectie gemaakt van modellen om mee te dingen naar de felbegeerde Efta Awards. Het resultaat is geweldig voor onze vakmensen: drie prijzen op dé awards voor flexodruk prestaties in de hele Benelux!”

Wide paper size

Sister company Verpakkingsindustrie Stempher from Rijssen participated for the first time as part of the OPACKGROUP. The effort turned out great this edition with the gold for printing on wide format paper. Director Jacco Thijen was completely surprised with the award. “I really didn’t imagine beforehand that we could win. We do our very best every day for quality printing and I want to give my people at the print shop a big compliment for this result!”

Naturally, both companies in the group are extremely grateful for this great appreciation from the EFTA Benelux jury and the flexographic industry. The OPACKGROUP thanks the organization for all their efforts and the stage to be able to present these products.


The OPACKGROUP, the parent company of Oerlemans Plastics and Stempher, has been investing in making its product range more sustainable for decades. The family business produces customer-specific, flexible packaging and films of high quality. New packaging concepts are continuously developed via extrusion, lamination, flexo printing and product processing at ten locations in the Netherlands. The manufacturer consists of seven subsidiaries (Fardem, Flexpak, Oerlemans Plastics, Oosterwolde Plastic Industry, Perfon, Plasthill and Stempher) which together provide a wide range of packaging and foil product solutions.

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