Berlin Packaging Dominates NACD Awards with Record-Breaking 15 Award Victories

Results further proof of global packaging juggernaut’s commitment and dedication to its customers’ success.

The bar has been raised by Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures, with the biggest awards haul of any company in recent National Association of Container Distributor (NACD) history. Berlin Packaging was awarded an unprecedented 15 medals during the NACD 2019 packaging awards competition, celebrating the most innovative packaging design from the past year. Including these latest award victories, Berlin Packaging now boasts more than 50 total NACD awards received over the past six years.

The $2.6 billion packaging juggernaut’s 15 awards spanned eight categories, including sweeps of two highly competitive categories – Beverage and Household Goods. In total, nine of these wins were attributed to projects with the company’s world-class design and innovation division, Studio One Eleven, which offers structural package design and branding services at no-charge in exchange for packaging business. Additionally, Berlin Packaging flexed its international muscle with winning projects from Bruni Glass in Italy and Bruni Erben in the UK, two of the company’s 100+ global sales and warehouse locations.

Beyond accolades, company’s mission is to grow customers' bottom lines

While honoured by the awards, Berlin Packaging measures its success by how it helps clients increase sales, reduce costs and improve productivity. To achieve this, Berlin customers benefit from the company’s network of 900+ manufacturing partners, plus a robust selection of value-added offerings, including warehousing and inventory management programs, global sourcing, and much more

“Our number one priority is to thrill our customers, and the continued recognition we receive year after year from the NACD validates our unique business model,” said Andrew Berlin, Chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging. “From the world class capabilities of our Studio One Eleven design and innovation division, to the proactive advocacy of our Quality team, to our below market financing for capital expenditures, we offer a multitude of income-boosting services at no-charge to our customers to help them package more profit,” added Berlin.

Multiple Category Wins including People’s Choice Award

Receiving the coveted People’s Choice Award was the Heaven’s Door Whiskey bottle, a Studio One Eleven project that helped translate Bob Dylan’s vision for standout packaging for his premium spirits. The bottle also took home the bronze medal as part of Berlin’s Beverage category sweep. The gold medal in Beverage was won by Studio One Eleven’s custom guitar-inspired design of Pickers Vodka, while the uniquely-coloured glass bottle with copper debossed bar top stopper of Bullards Gin, a joint project with the Bruni Erben and Bruni Glass development team, won silver, in addition to a bronze in the Best Use of Custom category.

Berlin also swept the Household category, led by the revolutionary twin-chambered, one-sprayer design of the Rejuvenate Dual System Outdoor House Wash and Window Cleaner. The newly engineered Morton Pool Salt won silver and Febreeze PLUG earned bronze.

Other Berlin Packaging winners include:

•    Ecolab Sprayer – Gold – Industrial
•    Morton Kosher Salt – Gold –Food
•    Sabino Basso Olive Oil – Silver – Food
•    ASEA Via Line – Silver – Nutraceuticals
•    Alterna Caviar – Silver – Personal Care
•    Zep High-Output Chemical Sprayer – Bronze – Industrial
•    Poo-Pourri – Bronze – Novelty


About Bruni Erben, a Berlin Packaging company
Bruni Erben is a leading supplier of glass, closures and machinery for the spirits, wine, food, fragrance and gourmet markets. Founded in 1951, the company has developed & diversified and today offers an extensive catalogue of stock items, a design team which delivers world-class expertise to yield extraordinary results on bespoke products, and industry leading technical support. Bruni Erben also operates www.TheBottleJarStore.co.uk for convenience quantities.

Beyond our full array of products, Bruni Erben - in partnership with Bruni Glass and Berlin Packaging - offer many services designed to streamline your supply chain, boost your profits and enhance your brand recognition.

More information about Bruni Erben is available at BruniErben.co.uk