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Power Packaging celebrates 50 years

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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 a North American 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, e-commerce 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.
  • Collaborating with our customers to successfully develop solutions to support the commercialization of over 100 new products.
  • Americanizing stick-pack technology in 2002, becoming the first in North America to successfully launch a stick-pack solution, which was then automated.
  • Designing, developing, and operating various liquid and dry food dedicated plant facilities.

“We have earned a legacy of trust in the food industry based on our intense focus on food safety, continuous improvement and innovation over the last 50 years,” said Chuck Woods, executive director of sales and marketing, Power Packaging. “We commercialize solutions around our CPG customers’ needs with an emphasis on finding creative ways to overcome challenges.”

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.

 

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