Sonoco expands operations in Turkey with opening of new protective packaging facility

TURKEY – US-based sustainable packaging provider Sonoco has opened a new protective packaging facility in Turkey, expanding its Sonopost cornerpost manufacturing operations in Europe. The opening comes a year after the Hartsville, South Carolina-based company opened its first Sonopost manufacturing plant in Sochaczew, Poland. Adam Wood, Vice President and General Manager of global paper products in Europe for Sonoco said:…

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Sonoco ThermoSafe expands its Orion Rental Programme with CEVA Logistics

BELGIUM – US-based cold chain packaging provider Sonoco ThermoSafe has announced the expansion of its Orion Rental packaging program in Europe, adding a reclamation service station in Brussels. The company has selected CEVA Logistics, a logistics partner to more than 500 healthcare and life science companies in Brussels, Belgium, as the location for the station. Sonoco said that CEVA Logistics…

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Sonoco launches new uncoated recycled paperboard machine

US – US-based sustainable packaging provider Sonoco has launched its new high-capacity, uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) #10 machine. The launch is part of Sonoco’s Project Horizon, a US$125 million initiative to convert the company’s former corrugated medium machine in Hartsville, South Carolina, to advanced URB operations. The new URB machine represents the company’s transition to fully recycled fibers at the…

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Sonoco expands European operations with US$88M acquisition of Denmark-based Skjern Paper

DENMARK – US-based diversified packaging company Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Skjern, a privately owned paper manufacturer from Denmark for US$88 million. The acquisition will help Sonoco expand its customer production capacity and convert operations throughout Europe and neighboring areas. Sonoco said the buyout was unanimously approved by its Board of Directors. Expected to be completed in…

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