Sonoco has been recognized as the 2015 Supplier of the Year by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee.

Sonoco and Mother Parkers have been working together for more than 25 years, a long-standing relationship focused on bringing new products to the coffee and tea market in innovative packaging. Sonoco’s flexibles division currently provides several types of coffee packaging to Mother Parkers, including high-barrier rollstock for retail tin-tie coffee bags and food service products.

“This award is in recognition of the excellence in quality, innovation, delivery, cost, responsiveness, engagement and relationship that Sonoco Flexibles displayed in 2015,” says Mike Ranieri, director of procurement at Mother Parkers.

Adds Bob Puechl, Sonoco VP of Global Flexibles: “We’re truly honored by this award, which is a testament to the dedicated group effort of our manufacturing, customer service, sales and quality teams.”

Sonoco’s flexible packaging division offers optimized performance, functional innovation, retail impact and flexible integration. The company’s key flexibles technologies include award-winning flexographic and rotogravure printing, high-barrier laminations, precision scoring, integrated reclose features including its patented SmartSeal and SealTab closures, specialty coatings and films, prototyping and graphics management.