Novolex Earns Inaugural System-First Award from HAVI

HAVI honors Novolex for ‘raising the bar’ in strategic customer support and innovation

HARSTSVILLE, S.C. — Jan. 14, 2020 Novolex, a leader in packaging choice, sustainability and innovation, announced that it has earned HAVI’s inaugural System-First Award for “truly raising the bar” with innovative solutions in supply chain strategy. HAVI, a company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands, presented the prestigious award to Novolex at the HAVI Supplier Summit.

“We are extremely proud to receive the inaugural System-First Award from HAVI,” said Rick Brown, Vice President of Sales – Foodservice and Designer at Novolex. “This award demonstrates our unwavering commitment to ensuring our customers always receive the absolute highest level of quality and service. All of us at Novolex are honored to be recognized by HAVI and inspired to continue to look for new ways to provide them with unparalleled customer support.”

Novolex, a supplier of several packaging categories in the U.S., Canada and Europe for HAVI, was honored for continuously supporting several strategic initiatives with HAVI — ranging from product development to supply risk management — that were consistently undertaken “with an extremely high level of engagement and managed flawlessly,” said Bob Burlage, Director Strategic Sourcing for HAVI.

The System-First Award was a new award for the Packaging Supplier Summit. “We created this award as a direct result of the behaviors and actions demonstrated by the recipient, and felt it was worth a formal recognition in the hopes that it will inspire others to think similarly,” Burlage said.

About Novolex
Novolex develops and manufactures diverse packaging and food service products that touch nearly every aspect of daily life for multiple industries ranging from grocery, food packaging, restaurant and retail to medical applications and building supplies. The Novolex family of brands provide customers innovative paper and plastic solutions for their business needs today while investing in research and development to engineer more sustainable choices for the future. With more than 10,000 employee families, Novolex operates 61 manufacturing plants in North America and Europe, including two world-class plastic film recycling facilities. To learn more about Novolex, visit

About HAVI
HAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands. Offering services in marketing analytics, packaging, supply chain management and logistics, HAVI partners with companies to address challenges big and small across the supply chain, from commodity to customer. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit

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