Coca-Cola Amatil NZ has rewarded its Kiwi suppliers for their quality, service and innovation at a special awards ceremony, held at the Viaduct Convention Centre in Auckland.

Andre Ploeg from OI Glass was named as the Supplier Representative of the Year, “in recognition of the passion, approach and commitment to innovation and safety.”

Orora Cans won the Supplier Quality of Service Recognition Award, while Smudge Apps took home the Supplier Innovation of the Year Award for its “great understanding of Coca-Cola Amatil, the business values and need.”

The 2016 winner of the Supplier of the Year Award was Hoshizaki Lancer, a manufacturer of beverage systems that works with Coke globally, designing and supplying soft drink dispensing fountain systems and ice machines. According to CCA, Lancer displayed excellence throughout all aspects of the supplier relationship.