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.