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Bringing more to packaging than just the package

Sonoco is a multi-billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services.

We combine actionable insights, intellectual capital, purposeful innovation and our industry-leading packaging solutions to help define brand personalities, create unique customer experiences and enhance the quality of products and the quality of life for people around the world. All in the service of our purpose: Better Packaging. Better Life.

Innovative Packaging Solutions

From our more than 70 European operations in 18 countries, we produce packaging for a variety of industries and many of the world’s most recognised brands, serving customers in 85 nations.

We work with you to collaboratively develop and deliver Innovative Packaging Solutions that enhance and optimise our customers’ businesses and their brands.

With our unique range of packaging materials, technical disciplines, material science and manufacturing capabilities and packaging services, Sonoco takes a holistic approach to providing customised solutions that meet our customers’ unique needs.

Sonoco’s operations in Europe consist of rigid paper and closures, consumer and industrial plastics, paperboard tubes and cores, packaging services, temperature-assured packaging and graphics management.

History

Sonoco has been a stable, growing business for more than 120 years. Our roots can be traced to the Southern Novelty Company, which was founded in South Carolina, U.S., in 1899.

Our first product was a cone-shaped paper yarn carrier used for winding and transporting yarn.  Since most of the textile cones of that day were wooden, paper cones were a novelty.  The Company soon became the leading producer of cones in the United States.

The Southern Novelty Company continued to diversity its product line and added new operations around the country.  In 1923, the Southern Novelty Company name was changed to Sonoco Products Company, or “Sonoco,” using the first two letters from each word of its original name.

Since then, Sonoco has continued growing, and is now a multi-billion, global business with four segments: Industrial, Consumer, Protective Solutions, and Display and Packaging.  To learn more about Sonoco today, visit the About Us page of our Corporate website.

Strategic values

Sonoco, a global leader in providing high quality, innovative, value-creating packaging solutions that Satisfy the Customer.

The hallmarks of our culture are: safety, customer satisfaction, growth and optimisation, operational excellence and our people.

Our guiding principle is to be a great company for our customers through an unwavering belief that People Build Businesses, by doing the right thing and we differentiate ourselves from our competitors with the following capabilities:

Ideation and innovation
Consumer insights and market alignment
Quality and service excellence
Manufacturing excellence
Supply chain excellence

OUR PEOPLE

Be a GREAT Company for our stakeholders through an unwavering belief that People Build Businesses by doing the right thing.

 

We are dedicated to building a diverse, resilient, adaptive and innovative Company which will serve generations to come.

    It is the policy of Sonoco to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability and veteran status.

    Learn more about our UK Gender Pay Gap and Modern Slavery Statement by accessing our latest reports. 

    Doing Business with Sonoco

    Whether you are purchasing products or services from us, or Sonoco is purchasing products or services from you, we’re committed to creating and maintaining a mutually beneficial partnership.

     

    What We Look For In Our Suppliers:

    • A commitment to quality, responsiveness and service
      Please provide us with examples of your firm’s excellence through certifications, awards, etc.
    • Customer focus
      We prefer partners who strive to achieve our customer service goals and objectives.
    • Cost savings
      We value suppliers who continually look for ways to help us lower our costs through savings in all areas.
    • Innovative business solutions
      We want to work with companies that are willing to work toward continuous improvement and more efficient products and services.
    • Technology
      Our best suppliers are those who take advantage of technology to give Sonoco and its customers a competitive edge.

    Learn about Sonoco’s supplier standards and read our Memorandum of Insurance here.

    Learn more about our Global Tax Policy and UK Tax Policy.

    Selling to Sonoco

    Do you want to become a supplier?

    Click here to learn about our purchase order terms and conditions.

    Buying from Sonoco

    Sonoco wants to be your partner.

    Let us prove ourselves as a value-adding partner in your packaging supply chain. Read our general terms and conditions of sale, delivery and payment  or contact us for more information.

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