Finat,the worldwide association representing the interests of the self-adhesive labeling industry, has announced the winners of its latest label awards competition at the recently held Finat congress in Sicily, Italy.It was ahighly successful congress attended by over 330delegates from across the world.The 31stFinat label competition, a part of the congress deliberations, received a record number of entries. It was also reported that entries were of higher quality than average, making selecting winners 'very difficult' and resulting in many more Highly Commended awards.

Hameed of Wintek receiving the award from Tony White
with Gururaj in the middle.
 Tony White Chairman of the judges said,"‘We received just over 360 entries from 50 companies worldwide, an eleven percent increase over last year’s record numbers’.
It is a matter of pride for us in India that Wintek, Bangalore and UPSL, Chennai a member of the Manipal Group headed by the enterprising Gautham Pai were recipients of awards at this prestegious events. I was extremely thrilled to hear my friend Gururaj Ballarwad say, "I am pleased to inform you that we have wontwo Category Awardsand six"Highly Commended Certificates" at the FINAT Label competition in Sicily, Italy".
In picture the winners! Hameed, Helmut Schreiner,
Isidore Leiser, Gururaj and others
The Award function was attended byGururajand his partner K M Shahul Hameed on behalf of the Wintek. "Keep it up Gururaj and team Wintek, you have worked hard and it is a journey which gets decorated by the day, with more awards coming by".

Harveer Sahni, Managing Director Weldon Celloplast Limited. 16th June 2011.