In January 2023 Kiefel won WorldStar Awards for its NATUREFORMER KFT 90 Speed Machine (announced by World Packaging Organization (WPO), Vienna, Austria).
The WorldStar online judging panel was composed of 45 international esteemed judges, representing 44 WPO countries members from all around the world. More than 485 entries were evaluated.
The Top 5 most awarded countries of the WorldStar 2023 edition are:
1. Japan - 26 awards;
2. Australia & New Zealand - 19 awards;
3. India & Germany - 18 awards;
4. Turkey - 14 awards;
5. Austria - 13 awards.
This award recognizes the innovations and commitment of Kiefel towards "a better quality of life, through a better packaging, for more people", vision of WPO.
The complete list of winners is available both in WorldStar or WPO webpages – www.worldstar.org or www.worldpackaging.org – and they will be awarded in a Gala Ceremony on May 06, during Interpack 2023, in Düsseldorf (Germany).
Since 1970, the World Packaging Organization has been organizing WorldStar awards and providing awards to numerous packs from all around the world. The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the WPO and is the pre-eminent global award in packaging. WordStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn. Each year WPO is recognizing the best of the best in packaging innovations from across the globe. The objective of WPO in organizing WorldStar is to increase awareness on the importance of packaging in having a better life and to recognize the innovation and efforts of brand owners, designers, students, and branding agencies for creating packaging solutions of the future and in responding to new challenges and global trends such as sustainability, hygiene and other trends.