DHL Power Packaging celebrates 50 years – Supply Chain 24/7

Power Packaging, a DHL company and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Since 1968, the contract manufacturer has evolved from a small, privately-owned company to a leading North American contract manufacturer for food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPG). Now, as a DHL company and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, Power Packaging offers 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 customers to successfully develop solutions to support the commercialization of more than 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.

While the company has always used a comprehensive, structured and associate-driven continuous improvement program, it has started to integrate concepts from DHL’s continuous improvement program with the hopes of creating an even stronger culture of continued improvement.

Power Packaging is headquartered in St. Charles, Ill., and employs more than 1,000. 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.