News Releases / 2023
November 13, 2023
Rengo Wins Gold Award in Pentawards 2023, an International Packaging Design Competition
Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that one of its related products has won the Gold Award and another was nominated in the food category of the Pentawards 2023, the world's leading competition for packaging design.
The Pentawards is said to be the world's most prestigious competition specializing in packaging design. Rengo Group will continue to contribute to customers' product development, sales promotion and boosting its public image through creative design and comprehensive packaging proposals.
Food category (Gold Award)
Export Box for 5kg Produced-in-Japan Sweet Potatoes
These corrugated boxes are used for exporting Japanese sweet potatoes, which are in increasing demand overseas.
Two functions were required for the export boxes used in the demonstration project to expand exports of Japanese agricultural products. The first was traceability: each box was equipped with digitally printed unique QR codes that could be scanned by staff in Japan and at the destination to compare and confirm the conditions of the contents before shipment and after arrival. The second was to strongly promote "Produced-in-Japan," so the design was based on the motif of "manga," a symbol of Japanese culture.
Developed with Wismettac Foods, Inc.
Tokyo Seika Co., Ltd.
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Food category (nominated)
Candy US CAN
This is a package design for a vegan-certified candy that uses only plant-based ingredients.
Taking advantage of the appearance of kraft paper, "consideration for the global environment" is expressed with a simple drawing of the earth, animals, and plants. It also reduces environmental impact by using water-based flexography.
Developed with Meito Sangyo Co., Ltd.
The Pentawards is a worldwide competition exclusively for packaging design. It has been held annually since 2007 with the aim of widely spreading recognition that "packaging design is the most important communication tool, more than advertising and promotion."