Softtek Honored by Ferrara Candy with “Living the Values” at the Company’s Annual Partner Awards

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Award recognizes empathy, commitment, and flexibility demonstrated by supplier amidst the global pandemic

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"As our team implemented hundreds of business continuity plans, our people paid attention to take care of one another, while meeting the commitment to excellence with our customers."

Ferrara Candy Company convened this month and honored top suppliers, cross-functional partners, and Procurement Team members to celebrate work aligned with the company’s mission, vision, and values and recognize collective contributions during this unique year. Softtek is proud to have been recognized with “Living the Values,” a prestigious award, which recognizes the company’s additional support and flexibility amidst the challenges posed by the global pandemic.

“We are very grateful to Ferrara for the acknowledgement and the opportunity to collaborate on strategic projects amidst trying times,” commented David Jimenez, Managing Director for CPG vertical at Softtek. “As our team implemented hundreds of business continuity plans, our people paid attention to take care of one another, while meeting the commitment to excellence with our customers.”

This year marked the 7th consecutive Ferrara annual supplier event and the first to be held virtually.

Ahmet Hepdogan, Vice President of Procurement for Ferrara, thanked Softtek and all in attendance for demonstrated category leadership, subject matter expertise, and excellence in living the Ferrara’s mission, vision and values. He said, “I’m proud of the work we did together in this unique year to deliver for our retail customers and keep our people safe.” Ferrara’s Chief Operations Officer, Mike Murray, shared, “This year has demonstrated our collective commitment to share delight in every bite for consumers, while operating safely during a global pandemic.”

“We have been working with Ferrara to provide value through analytics and technical shared support services,” stated Javier Perez, Business Relationship Manager at Softtek. “This award from our client helps keep us motivated to continue innovating together.”

To learn more about Softtek’s services and ways the company supports CPG organizations, visit:

About Ferrara Candy Company
Ferrara Candy Company, a related company of The Ferrero Group, is an industry leader in U.S. confections and one of the fastest growing confections companies in the country. A passionate team of more than 4,000 employees work together to share delight in every bite through leading brands that have shaped the confections market for more than 100 years. Our diverse portfolio of nearly 35 brands includes SweeTARTS®, Trolli®, Brach's®, Black Forest®, Butterfinger®, CRUNCH®, Laffy Taffy® and NERDS®, along with iconic favorites like Lemonhead®, Red Hots® and Now and Later®. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has an operational network of manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities across North America. Learn more at

About Softtek
Founded in 1982, Softtek is a global company and the largest provider of IT services from Latin America. With a broad portfolio of business-transforming products and solutions, Softtek helps Global 2000 organizations evolve their digital capabilities constantly and seamlessly, from ideation and development to execution. Learn how Softtek creates value through technology at and connect with @Softtek in social media.

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