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Elopak celebrates 60th anniversary

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Bottling Cartoning Pure-Pak Aseptic System Pure-Pak carton

Carton and filling technology specialists ready for continued growth.

Elopak (European Licensee of Pure-Pak) was founded on February 11, 1957 by Johan Andresen Sr.  who invested in the vision of Norwegian engineer Christian August Johansen to bring the Pure-Pak carton license to Europe from the U.S. and to build Pure-Pak filling machines.

Today Elopak has developed and expanded to more than 30 countries with over 40 office sites including 11 manufacturing plants and three Pure-Pak associates, and operates in over 80 markets.

During its growth over the past 60 years Elopak has revolutionized the functionality, convenience and shape of the Pure-Pak carton alongside industry-leading developments in filling technology and systems.

The traditional Pure-Pak carton has grown into a portfolio of cartons meeting changing consumer  demands. Elopak has developed carton features and closures to enhance convenience and secure food safety and system quality. On the environmental footprint of its systems the company is constantly working to lead the way and exceed any regulatory requirements.


Its wide range of carton packaging includes the greenest Pure-Pak carton ever, a virtually 100 percent renewable carton from Elopak as a carbon neutral company.

Elopak has developed the Pure-Pak Aseptic System to meet market demands for high speed and high quality filling equipment for long shelf life applications.

In 2011 Elopak opened a new state-of the-art filling machine manufacturing plant in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Within a couple of years a new technology platform for modular designed filling machines was constructed and brought to market meeting the highest hygienic standards and efficiency requirements.

In 2013 Elopak successfully started the production of Roll Fed aseptic packaging material and is ramping up the business with both new and existing customers.

“For over six decades Elopak has developed both the Pure-Pak carton and filling machine technology with foresight, innovation and a culture of team work and collaboration. All of this is increasing the value of our products and services for the best of our customers and the consumers.  We are continuously developing and expanding our product offerings and will pursue further possibilities by making packaging count and showing how much our customers matter.  As we celebrate our 60th  anniversary and our many achievements  – we are ready for reaching out to even more consumers,” says Elopak chief executive officer Niels Petter Wright.

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