Hockenheim, November 25, 2015. Sonoco renames all facilities of the former Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG). As of January 1st 2016, former Weidenhammer plants and branches will operate under the name Sonoco Consumer Products Europe. This step completes the successful integration after the merger in late 2014, making Sonoco one of the largest diversified global packaging companies with more than 21,000 employees and 340 locations worldwide.
Sonoco Consumer Products Europe is a major force in the European packaging market, operating more than 70 factories and branches across the continent. It offers the broadest range of rigid paperboard containers (also called composite cans) on the market and has significantly expanded its capabilities in high-performance plastics packaging, especially with regard to injection moulding with in-mould labelling. Additionally, Sonoco provides a full range of packaging services, from logistics to brand and graphics management and retail point-of-sale display solutions.
“The unified market presence as Sonoco Consumer Products Europe underlines our approach to form a single company with a unique offer: a completely packaging-neutral approach to our customer’s challenges,” said Séan Cairns, Vice President and General Manager Sonoco Consumer Products Europe. “Our customers will profit from our extensive portfolio of packaging options and related services from one single source.” The rebranding is the final step of the integration of Weidenhammer Packaging Group into Sonoco after the acquisition in late 2014.
About Sonoco Consumer Products Europe
Sonoco's more than 70 operations in Europe provide customers with solutions in Global Rigid Paper and Closures; Global Plastics; Packaging Services and Graphics Management. Offering a range of packaging materials, packaging services, technical disciplines, material science and manufacturing capabilities, Sonoco takes a holistic approach to providing customized solutions that meet our customers' unique needs. To learn more, visit www.sonocoeurope.com.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and display and packaging services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.0 billion, the Company has 20,800 employees working in more 330 facilities in 34 countries, serving many of the world's best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.
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