'82

CPS set up by Andrew Streeter to develop a pioneering holistic approach in creating successful packaging in FMCG

'83

Pack innovation research at retail, as part of the holistic packaging approach started

'85

Packaging Innovation Workshops based around the CPS research and philosophy became popular with customers, a new product

'88

CPS exhibited at TokyoPack to gain bona fide in the country, start pack innovation research there and establish a formalised packaging relationship with Japan

'89

First overseas client gained, 6 more to follow in this year

Created the MIDAS brand, a codified system to create holistic packaging in FMCG and OTC

Launched The Ship Award (Streeter Holism in Packaging) as part of Students Starpack to encourage designers to think holistically

'90

Commission by an EU agency to make a film about Japanese Packaging. A further film about packaging Asia (out of Hong Kong) made

'91

Commission by Singapore government to study the packaging needs of Singapore. 30 on-island companies and interested parties visited and researched

Launch of study findings with recommendation to set up a Packaging Centre in Singapore; this was accepted and is based at the Science Park in Singapore

Invested in a then, state of the art CAD system and integrated the facility into the MIDAS procedure

'92

100th customer milestone

...onwards, continued to work in Singapore for brand manufactures and trade associations providing packaging know-how and leadership for some 20 years

Invited to contribute to the first International conference in Packaging in New Zealand and CassaNdra in Australia

'93

Briefed the management team at Arla Stockholm on the significant packaging implications for their brands if Sweden joined the European Union. (Sweden voted 52.3% to 46.8% in favour in 1994) and as predicted the countries FMCG packaging changed considerably to meet the competitive challenges

Changed name to CPS International

'94

Won Gold Starpack

Kaoru Imai joins and formalises Tokyo Office

First packaging tour of Japan involving packaging personnel from brand manufacturers

'95

Undertook a briefing on Packaging in Society and Commerce to the packaging industry, brand owners and designers across Latvia to improve the nation's application of packaging, pre EU membership

'96

Adopted the name Pack-Track for CPS packaging research and innovation facility

'97

Pack-Track switched to a digital CD facility

'98

Second tour of Japan and its packaging including companies like Diageo and SealedAir

CPS won a WorldStar for the twin bottle but single separating pouring Sheridan's layered liquor

'99

200th customer milestone

'00

Undertook a study of packaging in Barbados and formulated a plan to use packaging to improve the export of Barbados food producers

Importance of improving packaging is part of the Prime minister's annual budget speech in parliament

'01

Andrew Streeter is invited to be chairman of the Institute of Packaging, he was uniquely voted on for a second year

Andrew becomes a GoldStar judge at the South African Institute of Packaging competition

'02

Andrew Streeter invited to address the Opening Ceremony of TokyoPack in the presence of Princess Nobuko of Mikasa

'03

Pack-Track is launched as an interactive online packaging innovation device

'05

CPS supports the official visit of Irish president Mary McAleese to Japan

'06

Pack-Track established regional bases format for creation of PackFocus as part of enhancing service and reducing carbon footprint

'07

Number of Pack-Track regional bases increased with Australia coming on board run by ex CPS man Chris Hall

'09

Forbes Russia identifies Pack-Track as important packaging information source

'10

New highly interactive website base launched for Pack-Track

Pack-Track is acquired by Datamonitor. Streeter joins to continue the Pack-Track ethos for two, then three years. Gemma Hill becomes Project Leader for Pack-Track

'11

Andrew Streeter's packaging innovation webinars start and become a regular monthly feature

'13

CPS continues to support multi-national branders directed by Streeter who continues providing support to Datamonitor and webinars