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Kyocera wins 2024 WorldStar Award for color A4 printer packaging innovations

2/7/24

Fairfield, NJ – Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc., is proud to announce that it has won the 2024 WorldStar Award for its innovations in packaging for its color A4 printer devices. Organized by the World Packaging Organization, the WorldStar Global Packaging Awards is the largest contest in the global packaging industry.

For over 20 years, Kyocera, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has developed printers and MFPs with long-life parts and low-waste solutions, minimizing the number of consumable parts that must be discarded after use. The organization has also made efforts to use environmentally friendly packaging by replacing plastic packaging with pulp molds and corrugated cardboard made from recycled paper.

Kyocera has won the 2024 WorldStar Award for “Paper packaging with improved repetitive cushioning performance.” This is a crowning achievement for Kyocera’s efforts to replace plastic foam cushioning materials with paper cushioning materials for the packaging of its MFP and printers.

 

Innovation and sustainability are intrinsically linked.”

While multiple impacts can reduce the effectiveness of paper cushioning materials, Kyocera’s packaging solution uses a support shape for its pulp mold and corrugated cushioning material to prevent collapse and breakage. Damage upon impact was reduced by up to 61% during tests.

“Returning to the podium to receive this sustainability award once again is extremely gratifying for our entire organization,” says Óscar Sánchez, President and CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. “This recognition is yet another expression of Kyocera’s management philosophy, which says innovation and sustainability are intrinsically linked. It’s becoming increasingly clear that a serious commitment to sustainability is necessary for continual success, which is why I am so optimistic about our future.”

Kyocera wins 2024 WorldStar Award for color A4 printer packaging innovations

Kyocera remains steadfastly committed to reducing the amount of packaging it uses for its products and developing environmentally friendly packaging materials that do not rely on plastics.

To learn more about the World Packaging Organization and Kyocera’s most recent win at the 2024 WorldStar Awards, please click here.

 

About Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the Kyocera Group’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 2 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #672 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

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