Karl Knauer develops award-winning packaging
Pohl-Scandia GmbH has every reason to rejoice about winning the German Packaging Award 2023 in the category “Functionality & Convenience”. According to the expert panel, the innovative shipping packaging, which has been developed by packaging specialist Karl Knauer for its sister company Pohl-Scandia, meets all criteria for functionality, sustainability and aesthetics.
The packaging, used exclusively by Pohl-Scandia for shipping the handcrafted chocolates of the company “Pralinenbote”, is particularly notable for its excellent fit. Thanks to its clever design and production, it offers optimal centred positioning and securing for three different product sizes. This, combined with a quick self-adhesive closure, makes the order picking process much more efficient and reduces warehousing requirements to a minimum. “I predict that this type of packaging will be used more often in future, as it can be scaled as needed, which also makes it interesting for other manufacturers and product groups”, says Jürgen D. Müller, Managing Director at Pohl-Scandia GmbH, with confidence.
But the design doesn’t just impress in terms of handling, it appeals to customers too. Made from 100 % recycled fibres, the high-quality, single-piece packaging can be opened without the use of scissors or a knife and thereby offers a great unboxing experience.
At the award ceremony, which took place on 13 September in Berlin, the German Packaging Award’s panel of judges praised the successful implementation of the set objectives and particularly commended the packaging’s perfect product presentation and superior product protection.