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Sonoco produces specialty paperboard containers for premium Beckscocoa.

Sonoco produces specialty paperboard containers for premium Beckscocoa.

To preserve and underline their drinking chocolates’ exclusive taste experience, beckscocoa relies on rigid paper containers from Sonoco. The new single origin cocoas no. 5 and no. 7 expand the Munich-based cocoa manufacturer’s Especial series and are introduced to the market in a rigid paper container with a snap lid. The package label with hot gold foil embossing attracts attention and perfectly reflects the high quality of its content.

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In the course of restructuring its production in Germany, Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has come to an agreement with the workforce representatives on a reconciliation of interests and a social plan for the employees concerned in Bunde and Hockenheim. Accordingly, the plant in Bunde will cease production on May 31, 2016. The Hockenheim III plant will be integrated into Hockenheim II by the end of the third quarter 2017.

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Sonoco Europe recently received ISO 50001 certification across Germany for its systematic and efficient energy management. The company's facility in Lübeck was certified in 2014, followed last year by facilities in Hockenheim, Bunde and Zwenkau. For Sonoco, the introduction of an energy management system represents a further milestone on the path to even greater sustainability. On a global scale, the company has significantly reduced its CO2 emissions and water usage in recent years.

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Sonoco's paperboard container keeps Fit for Fun snacks fresh on the go.

Superfood meets snack: Hans Freitag cookie and waffle bakery, located in Verde, Germany, relies on carefully selected ingredients for its latest biscuit creation. It was developed in collaboration with “Fit for Fun” wellness magazine and has been introduced to the market in Sonoco’s enclosable 150 gram composite can. Thanks to the handy reclosing lid, the healthy snack retains its freshness for a particularly long time and provides maximum convenience.

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These eco-friendly containers are designed with a paperboard base and Vegetop®, a special shaker top made of organic, compostable plastic.

These eco-friendly containers are designed with a paperboard base and Vegetop®, a special shaker top made of organic, compostable plastic.

Rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco Europe are highly sustainable convenience packaging solutions manufactured exclusively from recyclable materials. Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has now teamed up with Vegeplast, a specialist for injection-moulded and biodegradable plastics, to take this sustainability concept one step further. The containers introduced by Sonoco in 2015 are designed with a paperboard base and Vegetop®, a special shaker top made of organic, compostable plastic.

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Tartex uses specially designed PermaSafe® packaging by Sonoco.

Tartex uses specially designed PermaSafe® packaging by Sonoco.

For its line of 100% plant-based "Brotzeit" spreads, Tartex uses specially designed PermaSafe® packaging by Sonoco. This solution combines maximum convenience and long shelf life with an eye-catching appearance at the point of sale (POS). Allos Hof-Manufaktur produces its organic “Brotzeit” spreads at the company's site in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

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Sonoco Consumer Products Europe announced today that the company has entered into consultation with the workforce representatives to permanently close two of its production facilities in Germany, Bunde and Hockenheim 3. This step is part of a general restructuring process that aims to ensure profitable growth by consolidating consumer packaging production according to customer demands.

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Swiss yoghurt is becoming a top seller in Asia and the Middle East, whether it is pineapple yoghurt in Asia or strawberry flavour in the United Arab Emirates. The Emmi Group headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland relies on Sonoco’s in-mould labelling (IML) solutions to pack its about 50 different yoghurt varieties and flavours.

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Sonoco is a global company based in Hartsville, S.C., U.S.

Sonoco is a global company based in Hartsville, S.C., U.S.

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.

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In 2013, Trident Ltd, a market-leading provider of global integrated pre-press services, completed its acquisition of the business of Imagelinx. The Imagelinx group has been a trusted provider of artwork and reprographic services to a wide range of consumer brands for many years, and was one of the first companies to use internet-based workflow tools to manage client packaging graphic workflows. This acquisition will strengthen Sonoco Trident’s leadership position as a world-class provider deliv

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