Hartsville, SC 29550-3350

Company Overview

Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a leading global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and services, protective packaging, retail merchandising displays, medical and pharmaceutical packaging and packaging supply chain services.

Rigid paperboard containers, flexible packaging, rigid plastic packaging, composite and thermoformed plastic containers and trays, layered bottles and jars, laminated tubs and cups, ends and closures (including peelable easy-open closures), graphics management, point-of-purchase displays, packaging supply chain management, sterile and non-sterile medical packaging, sterile barrier systems, custom fabricated medical components, heat sealing equipment and tooling, custom thermoformed blister packaging, printed back cards, temperature assurance packaging, clean room manufacturing, custom injection molded and extruded product components, paperboard and paperboard sheets, linerboard and corrugating medium, paper coating and laminations, tubes and cores, reels and spools, molded wood core plugs, plastic plugs and endwalls, adhesives and hot melts, material recycling services, molded foam components, custom dunnage, fast packs, foam packaging, corner posts, and comprehensive packaging design services.

Leaders in Packaging
Years in business:121
Number of employees:23,000
Geographic sales distribution:Global
Sales Channel:Various

Sonoco Alloyd offers an industry-leading 5-year warranty on new Aergo® heat sealing machines.

Service, support & spare parts:

Sonoco offers extensive packaging and part design, consulting, and sustainability support - including our zero waste consulting business under our Sonoco Sustainability Solutions (S3) banner. Contact us to learn more.

Other services:

Innovative Packaging Design Services (Sonoco IPS Studios and The Hive), pack-out and fulfillment services, Amazon APASS Services, Tempo accelerated shelf life modeling, packaging supply chain management, recycling services, custom injection molding and extrusion.

Sonoco Products Company
1 North Second Street
Hartsville, SC 29550-3350

Sonoco is a leading global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, medical/pharmaceutical packaging, retail merchandising displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.4 billion, Sonoco has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities. In 2020, Sonoco ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies.

With a deep knowledge of material science, industry-leading packaging portfolio and patented i6 Innovation Process™, Sonoco develops innovative packaging solutions for many of the world’s leading brands in a wide variety of business categories including appliances, electronics, automotive, baked goods, dairy, deli products, snack foods and confections, coffee, prepared foods, seasoning and spices, fresh and natural foods, frozen and refrigerated foods, powdered beverages, pet care, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, biologics, converted paperboard, construction, textiles, tissues and towels, tapes and labels.

Consumer Packaging: Packaging that delivers merchandising and functional appeal can make the difference between winning and losing on the highly competitive retail shelf. To ensure your product comes out on top, Sonoco deploys a diverse range of innovative products and services including rigid paper containers, flexible packaging, rigid plastic trays and bowls, ends and closures, graphics management, point-of-purchase displays, pack-out and fulfillment services, Amazon APASS Services and Tempo™ accelerated shelf life modeling and packaging supply chain management services.

Industrial Products and Services: Sonoco was born to serve industrial sectors, so we have a pretty good idea of what our customers are up against and what they need to do to be successful. Our industrial products and services include paperboard and paperboard sheets made from 100% recycled fibers, high-quality linerboard and corrugating medium, paper coating and laminations; wood, steel, returnable, plastic and polyfiber reels and spools; high-performance paperboard, pulp, non-woven, fiber and plastic tubes and cores for a myriad of applications; molded wood core plugs in a variety of sizes; plastic plugs and endwalls with superior dimensional stability and strength; water-based polymer, polyvinyl alcohol/clay and dextrin adhesives and hot melts; custom injection molding and extrusion services; comprehensive residential, commercial and government recycling services; and integrated recycling solutions to help companies reduce waste to landfill.

Protective Packaging Solutions: Moving your products from the manufacturing floor to the retail floor and everywhere in between requires a diverse range of protective packaging solutions designed to meet the unique needs of your products. Whether you are transporting durable goods like refrigerators, washers and electronics,  shipping highly sensitive pharmaceuticals or biologics or integrating materials to make valuable automotive components, Sonoco has a protective solution to prevent damage and ensure product quality throughout the rigors of shipping and distribution. Our protective solutions include molded foam components, temperature assurance packaging, protection for paper rolls, custom dunnage, fast packs, foam packaging, corner posts and custom assemblies using a combination of materials.

Healthcare Packaging Solutions: Our understanding of medical packaging standards and regulations allows Sonoco to offer best-in-class packaging solutions tailored to your specific needs. We offer a variety of packaging, shipping and display solutions for the medical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, from sterile, non-sterile and temperature assurance packaging to the custom fabrication of medical components. Our healthcare solutions include a range of cost-effective plastic packaging options providing superior clarity, strength and durability; sterile barrier systems that offer a shorter sterilization cycle, double side printing capabilities and elimination of adhesive flaking; Sonoco Alloyd’s Aergo® line of medical heat sealing machinery for custom thermoformed blister packaging; ThermoSafe® temperature assurance packaging for packaging and storing fragile pharmaceuticals and bulk loads of bio-substances; and clean room manufacturing technology with state-of-the-art injection molding and extrusion equipment to produce medical and surgical grade components for a variety of applications and procedures including brain surgery, airway obstruction removal, hip replacement surgery, contraceptive device implantation and blood filtration, just to name a few.

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