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50 Years of Delivering Value

Since 1968, Power Packaging has delivered operational excellence to the biggest names in consumer packaged goods.

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1968 – Power Packaging, Inc. was founded as a privately held company as a leader in the contract manufacturing industry

1975 – Since 1968, Power Packaging has delivered operational excellence to the biggest names in consumer packaged goods

1983 – Introduced paperboard aseptic to North America and established regional manufacturing presence. Built a regional aseptic beverage manufacturing for new product Kool-Aid & Tang for Kraft / General Foods

1985 – Leahy-IFP Strategic Aspsetic Partnership Begins

1986 – First in USA to offer Ragu crispy crust microwavable pizza

1986 – 20+ facilities in North America were established as Power Logistics

1989 – Relocated and operated 23 high-speed production lines to annually fill 8 billion packages of Equal Brand Sweetener for NutraSweet Co

1991 – Power expands to the European market and a worldwide continuous improvement program is launched

1995 – Greenfield start-up of high-speed Hot Fill Beverage dedicated Snapple – Quaker plant in Tolleson, AZ

1996 – The name Power Group was adopted to represent Power Packaging, Power Logistics, and Power Europe

1999 – General Mills selects Power Packaging Batavia to launch Very Berry Cheerios, one of the most successful product launches ever

1999 – Expanded offerings through hot fill facility acquisitions

1999 – Nestle Pleasures dedicated start-up of frozen baked dessert manufacturing facility

1999 – Fresh-to-go Foods Commissary for 7-Eleven which included assembly and delivery of fresh sandwiches and salads for over 400 7-Eleven stores in Philadelphia

1999 – Hewlett Packard North American postponement/completion center for final packaging of ink jet cartridges

2001 – PepsiCo outsourced all dry Gatorade production in all product formats

2002 – Introduced stick packaging to the U.S. First in North America to successfully launch Crystal Light in a Sanko Stick solution

2002 – Partnership formed with Exel to facilitate and leverage a larger overall network

2003 – General Mills Project Trinity – Dedicated Bakery Plant in Geneva, IL

2004 – Launched the first ATP hot fill bottles with Honest Tea

2004 – Proactively identified a first ever stick packaging automation line for Crystal Light to aid them in keeping up with demand

2005 – In Q1, Exel acquired Power Packaging. In Q4, DPDHL acquired Exel

2005 – Hurricane Katrina shuts down Zatarain's Gretna, LA plant. Power Grand Prairie commercializes 18 new products into production within 2 weeks

2008 – CI Journey begins with VIP

2012 – Power was selected PepsiCo Innovation Partner of the Year 2012

2012 – Developed a completely automated bowl line solution for Kraft’s Mac & Cheese new product commercialization

2015 – Created an integrated Gevalia Contract mfg./ secondary packaging solution

2016 – Crafted overnight a capacity solution for Unilever Soups and Sides that minimized product service risks

2016 – DPDHL renamed Exel as DHL Supply Chain which accounts for 1/3 of DPDHL’s total revenue

2017 – Modernized and expanded Aseptic capabilities


2018 – Celebrated 15 years of successfully managing Geneva

2019 – Expanded service offerings: snack bags, 50lb bags and Liquid pouching

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