Founded in 1899 as the Southern Novelty Company, Sonoco is a global packaging company based in Hartsville, South Carolina.
Sonoco provides thousands of products and services to consumer and industrial customers worldwide. Sonoco is the global leader in the production of paper-based tubes and cores that are used for winding and transporting such products as textiles, paper, film, foil and tape-- anything that is wound during the manufacturing process; and composite cans, which are containers with paperboard bodies that use a variety of materials as liners, closures and labels. Composite cans are used to package such products as powdered beverages and infant formulas; coffee; snacks; refrigerated dough; frozen juice concentrate; powdered cleansers and a wide range of other products. In addition, Sonoco is a leading manufacturer of consumer and industrial thermoformed plastic packaging, and engineered molded and extruded plastic products. Sonoco also produces flexible printed packaging; point-of-purchase displays; highly engineered protective, temperature-assured and retail security packaging solutions; reels for wire and cable; coasters and glass covers; and other packaging products and services. Sonoco is also a global manufacturer of uncoated recycled paperboard for its fiber-based packaging and divisions and the external converting industry and one of the largest packaging recyclers.
Sonoco’s total solutions capabilities include design, development and testing of leading technology packaging; global graphics management to enhance customers’ brand image; graphics reproduction including laser engraved cylinders to ensure the highest quality packaging graphics reproduction; service centers to provide packing fulfillment, purchasing, inventory control and delivery capabilities; and waste reduction consulting services.
Sonoco has been paying quarterly dividends consistently since 1929.
Sonoco has a direct investment program and a dividend reinvestment program. For additional information:
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