Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas through PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk (Indah Kiat) has been recognized as the best pulp and paper producers at the Asian Export Awards 2020 in the large Corporate division.
The awards, that honored products and services that have significantly enhanced business in the regional export scene, were handled via digital presentations during the first and second week of December.
“Our launch of Signature, a premium rage of copier paper products by IndahKiat, is behind the reason for earning us this trophy,” APP Sinar Mas said on Linkedin. The award was accepted by Bernard Tan, Managing Director of APP in Singapore.
The Singapore Business Review (SBR) which co-presents the awards, said on its webpage that Signature was a high-quality premium range of copier paper characterized by high smoothness, high thickness and stiffness, and high brightness and whiteness.
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinarmas, based in Indonesia and China, has an annual combined capacity of over 20 million tons.
SBR said that apart from the slow economic growth and China-US trade tension, the pandemic has also affected the export industry in the past months. The awards recognized companies that have continued to innovate amidst these unprecedented times, and have proved to be on the top of the export industry in their respective sectors.
In the large Corporate division, awards were also given to six other categories – animal care, beverage, canned good, food, snack, and condiments.
Thailand’s DSM Nutritional Product Ltd won the animal care category, Australian owned Freedom Foods Group Limited won in beverage, Century Pacfic Food Inc. from the Philippine won in Canned Good, Nestlé India Limited in food, Philippines’ Republic Biscuit Corporation in snack and Rodamas Inti International from Indonesia in condiments.
Awards were also presented to local champions in five categories – confectionery, tea, coffee, signage and personal care.
Winners were judged by Edmund Lee, Consulting Leader at PwC Hong Kong; Toh Kim Teck, Partner at Foo Kon Tan; Kuntha Chelvanathan, Partner, Supply Chain and Operations at Ernst & Young; Eric Tan, Executive Director, Corporate Advisory at BDO Singapore; Chong Cheng Yuan, Partner at RSM; and James Elsom, Executive Director, Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte Asia Pacific.