Contract manufacturer cites innovation, operational diversity and partnerships as keys to success
Power Packaging, a DHL company and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, marks its fiftieth anniversary. Since 1968, the contract manufacturer has evolved from a small, privately owned company to North America’s leading contract manufacturer for food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG).
Through industry changes, continuous growth and its acquisition by DHL, Power Packaging has maintained its reputation as a company with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for supporting its customers. Now, as a DHL company and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Power Packaging has the financial strength and supply chain sophistication to offer its customers a full breadth of solutions, including real estate, ecommerce and logistics.
“Longevity is earned,” said Gordon Gruszka, President, Power Packaging. “We are a trusted partner to leading food brands. We celebrate 50 years as a result of our rigorous commitment to food safety, packaging innovation and quality. The key to our longevity is our ability to evolve. Whether the customer challenge is line extensions, shelf-ready solutions or facility management, Power Packaging continues to meet the evolving trends of this highly competitive business.”
Power Packaging is known for finding new and innovative ways to package products and provide service to meet market demands, including:
• Introducing paperboard aseptic to North America in 1983 and establishing a regional aseptic beverage manufacturing plant.
• Opening a high-speed, hot fill beverage plant.
• Americanizing stick-pack technology in 2002, becoming the first in North America to successfully launch a stick-pack solution.
“We have a legacy of trust in the food industry because we build our capabilities around our customers’ needs, with a focus on finding creative ways to overcome challenges,” said Chuck Woods, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Power Packaging. “This has led to highly successful innovations and unique production facilities for household brands.”
While the company has always used a comprehensive, structured and associate-driven continuous improvement program to ensure it is always building on its successes, it has started to integrate concepts from DHL’s continuous improvement program with the hopes of creating an even stronger culture of continued improvement that consistently delivers exceptional service to customers.
Power Packaging is headquartered in St. Charles, Illinois, and is North America’s premier provider of manufacturing and packaging services to the world’s largest CPG companies for both dry food and liquid beverage products and facility management. With more than 1,000 associates, Power Packaging operates four manufacturing facilities with the capacity to manage large, integrated manufacturing projects, facility start-ups and on-going production within dedicated facilities. Power Packaging partners with its customers to launch innovative products by providing on-site engineering, a comprehensive quality plan, agility, flexible manufacturing and world-class end-to-end supply chain services.
To learn more about Power Packaging, visit www.powerpackaging.com.