Huhtamaki today introduced a new range of Indigenous cups. The range was created in partnership with CorporateConnect.AB, who is committed to closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. Every purchase from this range supports Indigenous Australians via Supply Nation certified, CorporateConnect.AB.

“There is always a story behind an indigenous artwork”
– Keith Brown

The new cups feature artwork by artist Keith Brown. Keith is a Ngarabal man from northern New South Wales. Keith first started painting over 20 years ago, he learned to paint from his brother and he has also studied aboriginal art.

 

The new cups feature artwork by artist Keith Brown. Keith is a Ngarabal man from northern New South Wales. Keith first started painting over 20 years ago, he learned to paint from his brother and he has also studied aboriginal art.

In Aboriginal culture, the land was created and given life through the journeys of the ‘Spirit Ancestors’ during the period called the ‘Dreamtime’ or ‘Dreaming’. The ‘Spirit Ancestors’ are symbolised by animals which are the sacred totem animal of a tribal group. Each clan family belonging to the group is responsible for the protection and care of their sacred totem animal. The artworks featured in Huhtamaki’s new range of cups illustrate the tribe area and their sacred totem animals.

 

 

Dolphin Artwork

The three circles around the artwork represent seaside tribes that run along the ocean, the dotted lines are the tracks from one tribe to the next. The Dolphin illustrated in the centre of the artwork is their sacred totem animal. The Indigenous people of these clans will never hunt the dolphins, they will swim and co-exist with them.

 

 

 

Goanna Artwork

Each dotted circle represents a clan, all of these clans are connected by tracks (dotted lines). The Goanna is the sacred totem animal of the tribe and it is protected from being hunted within this area. If the Goanna travels beyond these tracks then he can be hunted.

Huhtamaki acquires the majority of an Australian foodservice packaging distributor

Huhtamaki has acquired the majority of Tailored Packaging, an Australian foodservice packaging distribution and wholesale group. With the acquisition Huhtamaki gains access to a national network of distribution centers across Australia, allowing it to serve its customers even better and with more agility.

Tailored Packaging is a national foodservice packaging distribution and wholesale group, founded in Sydney in 2001 and having sales offices and distribution centers in each state of Australia. Tailored Packaging employs app. 130 people and is one of the largest importers and distributors of foodservice packaging in Australia.

The debt free purchase price for 65% ownership of the joint venture was approximately EUR 35 million. As the majority shareholder Huhtamaki will consolidate the joint venture company as a subsidiary in the Group's financial reporting. The business will be reported as part of the Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business segment.

 

 

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