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Pioneer Plastics Wins Pizza Hut Europe’s Innovation of the Year Award

DIXON, Kentucky – Pioneer Plastics was selected as Pizza Hut Europe’s Innovation of the Year award recipient for the creation of the Pizza Delivery Stand, which is now used by franchisees in the United States and internationally.

When Pizza Hut was faced with the challenge of implementing a safe contactless delivery method during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pioneer Plastics presented the idea for a pizza delivery stand that could be easily transported and reused by the international franchise’s delivery drivers.

“The simplest ideas are always the best ones,” said the judges.  “This team created the delivery Pizza Stand, which has been adopted by many markets as the standard on how we deliver great pizza safely. Our customers and store teams love it.”

The award was voted on by a cross representation of people from several functions and franchisees in the Pizza Hut Europe organization during their annual Supply Chain Conference in November.

“I am proud of our employees for their creativity and their commitment to exceeding our customers’ quality and delivery requirements,” said Eddie Knapp, President of Pioneer Plastics.

Pioneer has been doing business with Pizza Hut for over 30 years and is involved in designing new products to help them make pizzas quickly and consistently – ensuring the pizza that customers buy at their local Pizza Hut is the same as anywhere in the world.  Pioneer has been named the winner of Pizza Hut America’s STAR Award (Supplier of the Year) three times.

Pioneer Plastics is a family-owned injection molding company located in Dixon, Kentucky.  Since 1986, Pioneer has served numerous clients in a wide range of industries.

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