Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Easternpak Approved As Packaging Supplier to Yum!

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Easternpak can now supply boxes and other packaging to the world’s top fast food chains.


Easternpak, Saudi Arabian-based corrugated manufacturer, has been formally approved as a supplier to Yum! Restaurants International, as of 1 February 2007.

Yum! is the world leader in system restaurants with over 34,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories. Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, and Long John Silver’s are well-known global brands.

Easternpak completed Yum!’s STAR Packaging Supplier Facility Audit in December 2006. The audit, specified according to Yum! guidelines, evaluates food safety management system criteria:

  • Pest control

  • Sanitation
  • Operations & facility
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Product protection

  • Product recovery & security

Upon approval, Easternpak is eligible to supply corrugated and fast food packaging to Yum! restaurants in the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan.

Easternpak’s ISO 9001:2000 quality management system is accredited by CERT/TUV in Germany. The plant attained HACCP certification in 2006 and expects to receive Good Manufacturing Practices certification in the near future with the follow-up audit to be conducted by BVQI for the Fédération Européenne des Fabricants de Carton Ondulé (FEFCO).

Note: Restaurant logos are the property of Yum! Brands Inc.


Company Background

Established in 1994, Easternpak Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2000-certified manufacturer of recyclable corrugated packaging solutions and the only HACCP-certified corrugated manufacturer in the GCC and Middle East North Africa (MENA) regions. Mother company, INDEVCO Group, is the sole licensee in the Middle East of OTOR packaging systems. Easternpak offers a range of corrugated box and POP display shapes, sizes, board types and strengths produced from biodegradable raw materials.

Address

Easternpak Ltd.
2nd Industrial City, Street #135
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966-3-812 13 41
Fax: +966-3-812 13 05
E-mail:
info@easternpak.com
Web:
www.easternpak.com

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