The EOPA (European Office Products Award) in the "Product of the Year" category was awarded to the COLOP e-mark this year! As part of the "OPI Partnership" conference, which takes place from 8-10 March 2020 in Amsterdam, this internationally renowned award was given to the COLOP CEO Ernst Faber during the ceremony on the evening of March 9th.
The EOPA Award is one of the most coveted awards in the office products world - big brands and fantastic products have won it in the past - now COLOP has won it with the e-mark.
In his opening statement, Steve Hilleard, CEO of the internationally acclaimed OPI magazine, said: “The future will be very challenging and only the most successful will survive. Today we are pleased to honour the best of the best in our industry: outstanding new products and innovations, "leadership" and progressive companies that are outstanding in their fields."
The high-profile jury, made up of leaders in the office supplies industry, assessed the product innovation and entrepreneurial performance of COLOP and commented as follows; “It is really difficult to develop something new and innovative in this very traditional sector. COLOP has done an outstanding job and is laying the foundation for new economic success with the e-mark.”
As well as the award winner COLOP, the following outstanding companies were recognised for their achievements and shortlisted for the prestigious award: ACCO Brands, Avery, Duracell and Fellowes.
CEO Ernst Faber was invited on to the stage for the ceremony and was delighted to receive the award: “This award means a lot to me. I am especially happy for our employees who work tirelessly for COLOP and especially for the e-mark. Many thanks to the COLOP team - this prize belongs to all of us. It is a clear confirmation that our chosen path is absolutely the right one.”
“The fact that COLOP was able to accept this award here in Amsterdam is a very special honour. It gives us a further motivational boost and is very valuable for all of our business areas. There is also a lot of support for the traditional stamp sector and we are very proud that we were able to prevail against outstanding companies and their great product innovations,” emphasises Franz Ratzenberger.
COLOPs e-mark has already received several national and international awards for design and innovation. In addition to the coveted Red Dot Award 2019 (Honorable Mention), the e-mark was recently awarded the IF Design Award 2020. In Austria, COLOP's unique mobile printer was awarded an Upper Austrian innovation award. In addition to the Benelux Office Products Award 2019 in the "Office Supplies" category, he received the Stationers' Innovation Excellence Awards 2019 in the UK in the Product Design category. This was followed, among others, by the gold medal at the marketing fair in Poland, the Product Excellence Award in Singapore and the Product Design Award in Cuba.
With the EOPA Award 2020, COLOP can look forward to a great success and another important international award!
Your COLOP Team!