Based in Stellenbosch, CCL Label boasts an impressive line-up of printing and converting equipment with multiple options, including silkscreening, foiling, embossing and up to ten-colour printing on a variety of substrates.
CCL Label supports customers nationwide and has an office in Gauteng, with an extensive distribution network throughout South Africa and neighbouring African countries.
The latest news from this go-ahead company is the construction of a new state-of-the-art plant to accommodate growing demand from the beverage industry. At this new facility, the focus will be on the production of pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeve labels, using the latest gravure printing technology.
CCL Label is recognised globally as a progressive and innovative organisation, and with the South African company under the dynamic management of Rafeek Evans and Anne Brits, with their extensive label industry and marketing experience, the operation is set to go from strength to strength.
Although CCL is a relatively new company in South African terms, it has already rolled out numerous social awareness projects, and recently committed to a three-year sponsorship of The Garden of Hope in neighbouring Kayamand, which is being renamed the ‘CCL Label Cape Garden of Hope’. CCL chose to get involved in this project, in order to live up to the company’s promise to get involved in communities within which it operates. The aim of the garden is to secure food resources for those in need, and those recovering from illness.
‘What made this project attractive is the fact that Kayamandi is literally our next door neighbour, and we believe that a garden, being a growing thing, changing with the seasons, will provide our neighbours in need, not only with sustainability, but also hope,’ explains Rafeek Evans, VP and MD of CCL Label.
CAPTION: CCL Label has committed to a three-year sponsorship of The Garden of Hope in neighbouring Kayamand, which is being renamed the ‘CCL Label Cape Garden of Hope’.
More hot-off-the-press news is that CCL Label has been identified as a Level 2 contributor to Broad Based Black Econimic Empowerment, realising another of its immediate goals.
‘We would like to invite customers and prospective customers to come and visit our facility, and to meet our management team,’ says Rafeek. ‘We’re dedicated to top-quality service, and customer satisfaction is a core focus. Our vision is to introduce innovation to brand decoration to become the leading expert in Africa in wine and beverage labelling,’ he adds.
About CCL Label
CCL Label’s headquarters are based in Toronto, Canada, and the company operates 56 production facilities worldwide, employing approximately 5 400 people.
It’s the world’s largest converter of pressure-sensitive and film materials for label applications.
‘South Africa is a strategic market for our global beverage business,’ confirms Geoffrey Martin, president and CEO of CCL Industries.
CCL LABEL IS PRIME SPONSOR FOR WINE AWARDS
Now dubbed the Michelangelo CCL Label Cape International Wine Awards, in recognition of CCL’s valued sponsorship, a recent gala event paid tribute to South African wine excellence.
THE results of the widely-acclaimed Michelangelo International Wine Awards (MIWA) – now in its 13th year – were recently announced at a gala event at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Recognising CCL Labels’ sponsorship, the competition is now known as the Michelangelo CCL Label Cape International Wine Awards.
CAPTION: Rafeek Evans, MD of CCL Labels Cape (right), presents the CCL Label Cape Grand Prix Trophy to Pierre Wahl of Rijk’s Private Cellar. Looking on are Lorraine Immelman-Steyn (founder of the Michelangelo International Wine Awards) and Sue van Wyk (Cape Wine Master – now living in Australia and technical director of the judging panel).
A record number of 1 502 entries from 263 wine producers were received – 160 more than in 2008. Red blends (220 entries), Shiraz (188 entries) and Sauvignon Blanc (179 entries) dominated the competition.
A total of 524 medals were awarded, of which 52 were double gold, 191 gold and 279 silver. In addition, nine trophies were awarded. For a wine to be awarded a double gold, it has to score 96 points or more, and for a gold medal above 92 points.
The nine trophies awarded included the CCL Label Cape Grand Prix Trophy which went to Rijk’s Private Cellar Shiraz 2004.
This trophy is awarded for the wine with the highest score in the competition. This world-class wine scored 99,6 points and was described by the judges as ‘a benchmark Shiraz’ and ‘an ambassador for South African Shiraz’.
Comments Lorraine Immelman-Steyn, MIWA founder: ‘The Michelangelo Wine Awards is now firmly established on the South African wine calendar. With wine production increasing worldwide, local wine producers have to work even harder to ensure their share of the local and international market.’
Unlike other local wine competitions, judging for the MIWA is undertaken by a panel of international judges with only one South African judge.