Graphic Packaging International, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons, holding a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft and coated-recycled board.
Graphic Packaging International develops and manufactures innovative, design-led packaging solutions for some of the most widely recognised companies in the world. Of the company's 64 production sites, 11 are located in Europe - UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
The company's European operation specialises in two main areas; Beverages: Multipack cartons and Packaging Machinery Systems and Food: Chilled Foods, Food to Go, Convenience, Confectionery, Spirits, Household and Personal Care.
The GPI commitment to innovation is demonstrated by its three global innovation centres, which support the collaborative development of forward-thinking carton solutions between GPI and its customers. In 2015 GPI opened its third innovation centre at its Bardon site in Leicestershire, UK – an industry first for the European carton industry.
The Global Innovation Centre in Bardon contributes to GPI UK's award-winning innovation record. In 2016 the company has been shortlisted in the Pro Carton ECMA awards and awarded Innovation of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards for its collaborative convenience-food packaging projects.
As well as developing award-winning products, GPI UK recognises and supports young talent looking to break into the industry with a number of initiatives. Programmes include apprenticeship schemes across multiple departments, university placement schemes in packaging design and sponsoring the Schools and Students StarPack design briefs.
GPI's design-led packaging solutions for the food and beverage industries are the first choice for Europe's leading food manufacturers, retailers and brands. GPI has extensive global experience in delivering highly-efficient, cost-effective solutions to suit national market needs.