Recognition for the high standards achieved in Safety is the heart of the Annual Partnership Awards function. This year the event was held at Langhams on September the 29th where in addition to the awards, guests were entertained and inspired by motivational speaker Robin Banks.

The aerosol industry relies on the ongoing partnership with the Fire Departments. This partnership is critical to the industry and this year Daniel Jansen van Vuuren from the Kempton Park Fire Department announced his retirement. As Danie has worked with Puregas and the industry for a number of years, we took the opportunity to present a token of our appreciation to the service that he has given and to wish him well with his future endeavours.

Throughout the year, Grant Gascoigne, Technical manager at Puregas audits Puregas’ Propellant customers on their safety compliance. The partnership rating with Puregas does not stop at the audits, as customers are also scored on their relationship with the Puregas Operations, Logistics and Accounts. Together these make up the results for the Awards in three different categories being, Category A – large Bulk customers, Category B – medium and small bulk customers and Category C for cylinder customers only.

Awards this year went to:
CATEGORY A
Winner: Unilever
1st Runner-up: Consumer, a division of Tiger Brands
2nd Runner-up: Reckitt Benckiser

CATEGORY B
Winner: Clarke Colours
1st Runner-up: Vitafoam
2nd Runner-up: Cibapac

CATEGORY C
Winner: Prime Products
1st Runner-up: BNG Packing & Technology CC
2nd Runner-up: Wrapsa