The year 2017 marks Plastipak’s 50th anniversary. This milestone commemorates a half century of rapid growth, market-changing innovation, awarded achievements, and invaluable Young family heritage.
Founded in 1967, Plastipak started out providing innovative, plastic packaging to deliver water for the Young family’s water delivery company in Michigan. Much has been accomplished over half a century, as Plastipak now operates 47 production sites located in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa.
Along the road to success, Plastipak established vital business components. In the 1980s, logistics capabilities were provided with the formation of Whiteline Express, while innovative recycling solutions were supplied with the formation of Clean Tech. Plastipak’s growth has been fueled by innovative technologies such as ThermoShape™, EPET, DiamondClear®, Direct Object Printing™, and SprayPET®, which offer a wide range of packaging solutions for major brands around the world.
Embedded in Plastipak’s thriving growth is a commitment to sustainability across all operations. Plastipak is now one of the largest global and best food grade producers of recycled PET materials. With four recycling centers across the globe, Plastipak has substantial recycling capacity to reduce its carbon footprint and offer sustainable packaging to its valued customers.
“With us, it’s all about driving home the sense of purpose, and our purpose is delivering great products and service to our customers,” states William C. Young, President and CEO. “The great work you do today is going to set the company up for more success tomorrow.”