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Sonoco agrees to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group

With the goal of becoming a global leader in rigid paper packaging, Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, European provider of composite cans, composite drums, and rigid plastic containers, for approximately $383 million in cash.
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Sonoco completes acquisition of Tegrant Corporation

According to Harris E. DeLoach, Jr., Sonoco chairman and chief executive officer, the acquisition of Tegrant from Metalmark Capital for $550 million has created a North American leader in multi-material protective packaging with more than 40 years of industry.
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Sonoco Plastics unifies company's plastics operations

Sonoco has announced that it is centralizing its various plastics operations under a single corporate umbrella and brand, Sonoco Plastics. 
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Sonoco handling packing services for Henkel's adhesive Products

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has agreed to handle European packaging requirements for Henkel's consumer adhesive products from Sonoco's service center in Wroclaw, Poland.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has signed an agreement to acquire KMI Continental Fibre Drum, Inc., Fibro Tambor, and Sonoco Plastic Drum, Inc., all wholly owned subsidiaries of Sonoco Products Co.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has expanded into Brazil by joining forces with For-Plas (Araras, Brazil), a supplier of peel-off metal ends and plastic components, to form Sonoco For-Plas.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crellin, Inc. (Chatham, NY) has changed its name to Sonoco Crellin; the company was purchased by Sonoco Products Co. in '93.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) completed the acquisition of Specialty Packaging Group Inc. (Wassau, WI).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) invested $5 million to expand its Chicago plant.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) will diversify its consumer packaging offerings with the purchase of The Specialty Packaging Group, Inc. (Wausau, WI).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has teamed up with Biederman Enterprises Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to provide plastic grease cartridges to the North American market.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC) is opening a new plastic drum manufacturing facility in Hazleton, PA.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC): Peter C. Browning, president and COO; Rodger D. Fuller, president of Sonoco Ltd.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) is beginning operations in Indonesia to produce both consumer and industrial packaging products.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Morrill Press, the flexible packaging div. of Sonoco Products Co., has been renamed Sonoco Flexible Pkg. (Fulton, NY).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) and Shanghai Hongwen Paper Mill Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) signed a formal joint venture agreement to form a new company called Sonoco Hongwen Paper Co., Ltd.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Envases S.A. de C.V., the Mexico-based subsidiary of Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has purchased Sermart's (Mexico City, Mexico) composite canister business.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has announced plans to continue focusing on growth for its Engraph business unit.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has purchased the Pontcharra manufacturing location of Sofratube, a subsidiary of the Rochette Group.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC): Kathryn Copelin, strategic account mgr., Industrial Container Div.