Success for Hong Kong canmaker at the IMDPA conference awards

A highly-decorated and embossed speciality tin depicting a Ferris wheel at a funfair won the Grand Award for Excellence in Quality at the International Metal Decorating and Packaging Assocation’s (IMDPA) annual conference held in Chicago, Illinois, in May.

The Churchill’s Big Wheel, featuring embossed Victorian images, was made by GM Metal Packaging, based in Hong Kong. GM Metal Packaging was also successful with two other awards: one for Excellence in Specialty and Fancy Cans for The East India Company tin and for Canmaking Innovation for its Churchill Hot Air Balloon tin.

The IMDPA’s Member of the Year was Mark Von Bokel of graphic design firm SGS International, who has served as an officer, conference chair and is currently on the IMDPA board. He was presented with the award by IMDPA president Dr William Hoyle.

Winners of other Excellence in Quality awards were:

Aerosol & Bottles

Best of Category: Crown Cork & Seal, Aurora, Illinois, USA – Pure Silk Dry Skin

Award of Excellence: Montebello Packaging, Canada – Hask Rose Oil

Closures & Ends

Best of Category: Select Metal Litho, Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA – RSI Marketing

Award of Excellence: G-3 Enterprises, Modesto, California, USA – Leftie Wine Co

Craft Cans

Best of Category: Ball Corporation, Broomfield, Colorado, USA – Devils Backbone Gold Leaf

Award of Excellence Crown Cork & Seal, Olympia, Washington, USA – Revision Brewing Dipa

Digital Printing

Best of Category: Independent Can Co, Belcamp, Maryland, USA – Bundled Up

Award of Excellence: The Ohio Art Company, Bryan, Ohio, USA – Tiny Lou’s Tip Tray

Food & General Line

Best of Category: Tinpack Ltd., Sri Lanka – Zesta Plantation Fresh

Award of Excellence: NCI Packaging, New Zealand – AwaRua Toddler Organic


Best of Category: The Ohio Art Company, Bryan, Ohio, USA – Killer Klowns

Award of Excellence: J.L. Clark, Rockford, Illinois, USA – Reuzel Tray

Specialty & Fancy Cans

Best of Category: GM Metal Packaging Ltd, Hong Kong – Churchill’s Big Wheel

Award of Excellence: GM Metal Packaging Ltd, Hong Kong – The East India Company

Two-Piece Beverage

Best of Category: Caribbean Can Manufacturing, Puerto Rico – Coca-Cola Sanse’19

Award of Excellence: Ardagh Group, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA – Monster Green Dragon.