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

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.

Rigid Paper Containers and Closures

Plastics

Sustainability Hub

Graphics Management

Cheese Moulds

Cigarette Paper Cores / HIPRO

Cups & Lids

Customised Solutions

End Walls & Side Shields

Filtration Cores

Plastic Winding Cores

Plugs

Spools & Reels

Textile Carriers

Paper-Based Solutions

Customised Packaging

EcoSeal

Market Segments

Technologies

Baking

Coffee

Confectionery

Dehydrated Sauces

Health & Nutrition

Lawn and Garden

Luxury Goods

Non-Food Goods

Personal Care

Pet Care

Powdered Beverages

Powdered Infant Formula

Seasonings & Spices

Snacks

Rigid Paper Containers and Closures

Plastics

Sustainability Hub

Graphics Management

Market Segments

Technologies

Dairy

Dips & Sauces