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Top 10 Contract Packaging Service Companies - 2021

Packaged products have become an essential, now more than ever, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid increase in packaged products – from hand sanitizers and pharmaceuticals to food products and e-commerce goods – there is an increasing demand for contract packaging services as well. The agility to market has swiftly become the key attribute for contract packagers while adjusting and adapting to this evolving market space. On that front, leading-edge technologies are being leveraged today by contract packagers to monitor, automate, optimize and improve their operations and functionalities.

In an industry where utmost flexibility is the hallmark of the business, automation has been traditionally considered quixotic. However, it has been changing since the start of the last decade with the advent of collaborative robots (cobots). Challenged with the need to remain highly flexible while reconciling the rising operation costs, contract packagers today rely on cobots to efficiently handle repetitive tasks with ease without compromising on quality. Its ability to work closely and safely with human co-workers makes cobot an ideal solution for handling production line challenges faced by contract packagers today.

Meanwhile, predictive maintenance is also gaining prominence in the contract packaging sector. While preventative maintenance routines only gauge challenges at the exact moment, predictive maintenance can aggregate data by leaning on the internet of things (IoT) technology and accurately anticipate equipment failures and risks. Utilizing machine learning (ML) algorithms, predictive analytics programs can not only receive automated readings but can send out automated maintenance requests. It streamlines the entire process and drastically reduces maintenance costs.

Notably, the concept of smart packaging warehouses is briskly getting closer to becoming a reality today. Businesses are growingly focusing on creating competitive advantages by integrating the information technology (IT) systems with artificial intelligence (AI) and ML algorithms.

At this juncture, there is a variety of contract packaging service companies available in the market that cater to the different needs of manufacturers and enterprises. To help them choose the company that best fits their requirement, Manufacturing Outlook has compiled a list of the top 10 contract packaging service companies. The enlisted companies are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CXOs.

We present to you Manufacturing Outlook’s, “Top 10 Contract Packaging Service Companies – 2021.”

    Top Contract Packaging Service Companies

  • Bennett Packaging & Displays is a premier packaging and retail displays manufacturing company that strives to protect and promote its clients’ products with customized corrugated solutions. Having started its journey in the gaming industry, Bennett gradually utilized its longstanding expertise to cater to diverse industries–agriculture, chemical, turf & ornamental, beverage, wine and spirits, retail, health, food and beverage, and more. With its fully-integrated design-to-delivery process, Bennett has evolved as a single supplier source for its customers, and creates custom solutions tailored to its customers’ needs—be it new product launches or ongoing retail promotions

  • Premier Plastics' facility houses a robust manufacturing department including multiple high-speed forming lines with flexible real-time capabilities, full contract packaging capabilities with multiple packaging styles an in-house tooling department, state–of–the–art rapid prototyping, and a certified cleanroom. Premier Plastics is a veteran in the field of packaging and related services, complete with a robust manufacturing department. The company is very diverse in what they bring to the table, be it in terms of markets served, such as food packaging, retail packaging, nutraceutical packaging, medical device packaging, and hardware packaging. Premier Plastics is also uniquely diversified in its in-house manufacturing ability, with high-speed production lines serving diverse vertical markets. They also offer contract manufacturing services for a full turnkey solution for clients. This versatility, in turn, translates to a reduction in clients' production and packaging costs

  • Superior Pack Group is a full-service contract packaging firm providing a wide range of packaging and fulfillment services

  • DHL


    DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world"

  • Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

    Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

    Genco Shipping & Trading Limited is a leading provider of international seaborne drybulk transportation services. We transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. Our wholly owned modern and diverse fleet of dry cargo vessels consists of Capesize, Ultramax and Supramax vessels that provide an essential link in international trade

  • GPA Global

    GPA Global

    GPA Global is a packaging manufacturer providing complete custom-made packaging solutions to companies around the world. From concept design through to distribution, GPA is a company that delivers the full package. The GPA brand started life in 2007. Originally known as Green Packaging Asia, the switch to GPA Global was made when the company began to expand. Though still based in Shenzhen, China, GPA now has multiple offices in Europe and North America

  • Sharp


    Sharp works across the world to create unique commercial and clinical packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. We are made up of two dynamic international divisions, Sharp Packaging Solutions and Sharp Clinical Services. Together our 1,600-strong team works from state-of-the-art facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands. We’ve built an exceptional global reputation for the design, serialisation and production of innovative, cost-effective compliance packaging for even the most complex products

  • Sonic Packaging Industries

    Sonic Packaging Industries

    Sonic Packaging Industries Inc. is a contract packager specializing in single use, metered dose delivery systems. Our company and its employees have over 25 years of experience in the packaging industry. With an expansive network of certified production and manufacturing facilities, we have the resources needed to find the best facilities to suit our customer's specific needs. Sonic works with most industries including, but not limited to Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Nutritional, Medical, Dental, Industrial and Pet Care

  • Stamar Packaging

    Stamar Packaging

    Stamar Packaging Inc. is a leading distributor of protective packaging, corrugated boxes, and shipping and industrial supplies to companies throughout the USA. You name the packaging area, Stamar has it covered - from manufacturing to distribution. As 50% of Stamar's business deals with corrugated boxes and material, the other 50% is protective packaging supplies. Having our long-standing relationships with our business partners, we have ready access to a world of products in the packaging area. Therefore, we can give you the best possible service at the lowest possible cost, for corrugated boxes, shipping supplies, and more

  • Unicep


    Unicep is all about the development of single-use, high quality packaging for a variety of consumer and professional products. We got our start in the oral care market in 1991. Over the years, we began developing specialty single-use dispensers for companies in a variety of markets. These companies count on us for innovative packaging and superior service, and that’s what we deliver. We aren’t like traditional liquid and gel contract manufacturers — you could say that we are a hybrid company offering both products and services

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