Leading printing professionals, Paarl Media, have recently appointed Luke Papadopoulos as Managing Director (MD) for Paarl Labels.  Paarl Labels produces UV flexo self-adhesive labels and is one of the ten specialised printing operations of the technologically advanced printing company, the Paarl Media Group.

The appointment was effective from 1 March 2013.

“Having joined the Paarl Media Group in 2007 as General Manager – Sales and Customer Services at Paarl Print (now Paarl Media Paarl) to being promoted to the Commercial Manager at Paarl Media Gauteng, Luke has extensive printing, planning, logistical and customer service experience,” says Nico Grobbelaar, Executive Director – Human Resources, Paarl Media Group.  “The appointment to MD was a natural progression in his career with us.  It is imperative for Paarl Media to nurture the talent within our organisation.”

Commenting on his vision for Paarl Labels, Papadopoulos says: “We will continue to build the longstanding relationship that Paarl Labels has with the wine and spirit industry and drive innovation within the sector by bringing exciting new products to the market.  We aim to secure ourselves as the pre-eminent supplier for quality self-adhesive labels by offering an exceptional level of quality and customer service to our clients.  The label printing market is a fresh and exciting challenge for me.  Paarl Labels offers endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and I enjoy the support of a good team with a good reputation.”

About Paarl Media

Paarl Media is one of South Africa’s leading, and most technologically advanced professional printing groups, with ten specialised printing operations nationwide. The company services the country through its printing of all medium to long run requirements of magazines, retail inserts, catalogues, books, newspapers, commercial work, labels and educational materials.

Paarl Media’s competitive advantage is entrenched in its more than a  100 years of experience in offering its clients a comprehensive range of printing processes  including publication gravure, heatset web offset, sheetfed, specialised book, coldset and UV flexographic self-adhesive labels.

Paarl Media employs over 1700 staff members and over 500 enterprise development staff, and is recognised for having the most technically advanced and competent staff.  The Group’s commitment to skills development is evident through the development of its own internationally accredited training institute, the Academy of Print launched in 2011, and currently holds a Level 4 BEE accreditation.

Paarl Media is committed to responsible printing and has taken the industry lead in proactively developing stringent environmental policies to limit the impact on natural resources. Paarl Media was the first African printer to receive FSC™ (Forestry Stewardship Council™) CoC (Chain of Custody) certification.