Plastipak Celebrates 50th Anniversary

March 9, 2017

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, is pleased to announce the celebration of its 50-year anniversary in May 2017.

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 at over 40 production sites located in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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 Aerosol Technology, 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 highest quality 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.

Coinciding with Plastipak’s golden anniversary is the opening of Plastipak’s new Global Capability Center in Plymouth, Michigan, which will allow customers to visualize proprietary technologies and benefit from a focused demonstration of products and processes.

In honor of Plastipak’s milestone anniversary, a celebration was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Associates, customers, and friends gathered to commemorate Plastipak’s golden anniversary.

“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.”

Plastipak extends sincere thanks to its dedicated associates and loyal customers around the globe for their commitment and trust.

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a global leader in plastic packaging and recycling solutions. With innovation as a key driver, Plastipak operates at over 40 production sites in the United States, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, with more than 6,000 employees. Its customers include some of the world's most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 500 U.S. patents for its state-of- the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. Plastipak’s development of award-winning technologies and steadfast commitment to sustainability reflect its dedication to putting Consumers First, Always! Plastipak was founded in 1967, and is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Additional information about Plastipak can be found at its website