Lindal Group Earns Major Unilever Supplier Award For "Compressed" Deodorant Valves
Provider of innovative aerosol packaging solutions recognized for its technology at Unilever’s largest supplier meeting ever…
The LINDAL Group, a worldwide leader in aerosol packaging technology, earned Unilever's prestigious Partner to Win Award for Winning Innovation, at the company's largest-ever supplier summit, held in Singapore.
According to Unilever, the contributions of innovative suppliers are a key to its growth - cited at €10 billion since 2009, despite challenging economic conditions. In that context, Unilever's leaders presented Lindal Group with its innovation-themed award for co-developing the aerosol valve that allows product concentration in the Sure, Dove and Vaseline brand deodorants.
"It is with great pride that we accept Unilever's esteemed Partner to Win Award for Winning Innovation," said Francois-Xavier Gilbert, CEO of Lindal. "This is an accolade that recognizes our ongoing partnership with Unilever and our support of their quest to develop the finest and most innovative consumer products."
Added Katharina Lilienthal, Lindal Group's VP Innovation and New Product Development, "Winning this award could only have been accomplished with the entire company's support, talent and dedication and, in particular, the technical team on this assignment."
Speakers at the Unilever Partner to Win Summit 2013 included the company's CEO Paul Polman, Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Marc Engel, Chief Procurement Officer. The Unilever-hosted summit celebrated and recognized suppliers that have made a winning contribution through Innovation, Sustainability, Joint Value Creation, Capacity and CapabilityBuilding - and that delivered world-class service through operational excellence.
The new valves are utilized in the smaller, "compressed" cans for Unilever's Sure, Dove and Vaseline brands, now on retail shelves.
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products, with 14 separate €1 billion brands in its portfolio.
In related news, Lindal recently announced the launch of its new GlobalInnovationCenter, a facility designed to leverage the company's global aerosol expertise and further support customers in development of new generation packaging solutions. The Center is designed as an R&D hub that will improve time-to-market, speed commercialization of new products and enhance overall quality.
ABOUT LINDAL GROUP
LINDAL Group is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of valves, actuators and spray caps used in aerosol products. The Hamburg, Germany-based company has more than 50 years of experience with dispensing solutions for the cosmetics, household, pharmaceuticals, food and technical industries.
The LINDAL Group is represented by subsidiaries and licensees in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, Asia and The Americas. The company is renowned for its innovative designs, which deliver optimal functionality and return on investment. As a result, LINDAL packaging solutions are the choice of the world's most prestigious and trusted brands.