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Sonoco ThermoSafe Sets Up Production and Distribution Site in Germany
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Duren, Germany –Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has opened its newest site in Duren, Germany, at an existing Sonoco facility. This strategically located facility will manufacture insulated shippers and serve as the primary distribution and warehousing hub for Western Europe and the Middle East.

“Along with our plant in Ireland, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new facility in Duren, Germany gives us the flexibility to serve our customers out of multiple locations in Europe,” said Niall Lehane, general manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe Europe. “In addition to manufacturing insulated shippers, we can warehouse and distribute to customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This facilitates just-in-time delivery and reduces costs for our customers.”

Lehane continued, “With Sonoco’s global footprint of 347 facilities, we now have the ability to serve our customers at almost any of these locations. Our new Duren facility demonstrates our capability and commitment to providing local solutions to our global customers.”

The new Sonoco ThermoSafe manufacturing site is ISO9001:2008 certified. The facility is located within an existing Sonoco location where the Company manufactures tubes and cores. To learn more about Sonoco’s tube and core business in Europe, visit www.sonocoalcore.com.

Sonoco ThermoSafe is the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, the Company has a vast product offering featuring industry leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled-room-temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements. More information on Sonoco ThermoSafe can be found at www.thermosafe.com.

About Sonoco

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has more than 19,900 employees working in 347 operations in 34 countries, serving many of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

Roger Schrum