Profile: Graphic Packaging Holding Co (GPK.N)
Graphic Packaging Holding Company, incorporated on June 21, 2007, is a provider of paper-based packaging solutions to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. The Company operates in four geographic areas, which includes the United States/Canada, Central/South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The Company's paperboard packaging includes the design, manufacture and installation of packaging machinery related to the assembly of cartons, as well as the production and sale of corrugated medium and kraft paper from paperboard mills in the United States. It includes a system of mills and plants that produce a range of paperboard grades convertible into folding cartons. Folding cartons are used primarily to protect products, such as food, detergents, paper products, beverages, and health and beauty aids. The Company offers various laminated, coated and printed packaging structures that are produced from its coated unbleached kraft (CUK), coated-recycled board (CRB), as well as other grades of paperboard that are purchased from third-party suppliers.
The Company converts CUK and CRB, as well as other grades of paperboard, into cartons at converting plants the Company operates in various locations globally, including a converting plant associated with its joint venture in Japan, contract converters and at licensees outside the United States. The Company also sells paperboard in the open market to independent and integrated paperboard converters. The Company provides a range of paperboard packaging solutions for the end-use markets, such as beverage, which includes beer, soft drinks, energy drinks, water and juices; food, which includes cereal, desserts, frozen, refrigerated and microwavable foods and pet foods; prepared foods, which includes snacks, quick-serve foods for restaurants and food service products, and household products, which includes dishwasher and laundry detergent, healthcare and beauty aids, and tissues and papers.
The Company produces paperboard at its mills; prints, cuts and glues (converts) the paperboard into folding cartons at its converting plants, and designs and manufactures packaging machines that package bottles and cans, and non-beverage consumer products. The Company also installs its packaging machines at customer plants and provides support, service and performance monitoring of the machines.
The Company competes with MeadWestvaco Corporation, The Klabin Company and Stora Enzo.
Graphic Packaging Holding Co
1500 Riveredge Pkwy
ATLANTA GA 30328-4642