Sonoco opens Metal Packaging Technical & Engineering Center in Ohio

Written on: May 31, 2024 by SprayTM

Sonoco Products Company held the grand opening of a new multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art center in Columbus, OH, on May 30. The 11,000 sq. ft. facility includes modern laboratories, prototyping equipment, training rooms and collaboration spaces.

According to the company, the opening of the Center demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainable metal packaging and creates a centralized location to support its customers with design support, advanced technical services, process development, engineering and training.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Ernest Haynes, President of Sonoco’s metal packaging business, stated, “Our new center will foster even greater collaboration and productivity in a unified workspace where Sonoco will bring together can makers, brand owners, industry suppliers and scientific partners to harness the latest advances in technology and deliver greater value to our customers.”

Sonoco is a manufacturer of sustainable metal packaging for food and beverage products, as well as a large aerosol can producer in North America. Sonoco produces steel tinplate 2-piece and 3-piece aerosol and food cans along with closures and packaging components from 12 manufacturing operations across the U.S. The company also provides technical support in Package Performance & Integrity Testing, Real-Time Shelf-Life Testing and Electrochemical Corrosion Testing, among others. Additionally, Sonoco offers customized training opportunities accommodating large groups and facilitating comprehensive education on can manufacturing processes to accelerate production ramps, increase throughput and improve quality.

Sonoco President & CEO Howard Coker, commented, “We continue to invest in our packaging portfolio to leverage new technologies and innovations and provide our customers with the most modern and efficient solutions in the industry.

“The opening of our new Steel Can Technology Institute stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to provide superior solutions in leading-edge technology, design, and manufacturing for our customers,” he added.