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Our Heritage

50 Years of Delivering Value

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

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

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 Hi 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

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

Fresh-to-go Foods Commissary for 7-Eleven which included assembly and deliver of fresh sandwich and salad’s for over 400 7-Eleven stores in Philadelphia

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 – American-ized stick pack technology. 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.

2008 – CI Journey begins with VIP

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

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

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.