Our History

From humble beginnings to a Fortune 300 company, we are proud of how our heritage lays a critical foundation for the company we are today. It has been the dedication of our team members throughout history that has allowed us to support each other, serve our communities and deliver on our customer promise every single day.

Berry Global Through the Years

For every milestone, there is pride in what we accomplish together. Our history is rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth. With roots as a small, hometown company based in Evansville, Indiana. Berry has grown into a global, publicly traded, multi-billion dollar corporation.

Starting with hard work and customer service

In 1967,  former grain elevator owner and operator Robert Morris and two employees invested in one injection molding machine in the river town of Evansville, Indiana.  Under the company name Imperial Plastics, the small company produced some of the earliest production of plastic aerosol caps in the United States operating under the principal of "If you take care of your employees, they will take care of you".

1972 - A greater vision for innovation

1972 - A greater vision for innovation

In 1972, Imperial Plastics moved the small shop to a former cigar factory to meet increasing demand for not only aerosol caps, but also to expand plastic manufacturing capabilities to the container market.

1987 - Becoming Berry

1987 - Becoming Berry

After ten years of local success, Jack Berry Sr. purchased the company and renamed the organization Berry Plastics Corporation. Leveraging the deep material science expertise, and quickly evolving plastics demand, Berry Plastics expands its North American footprint to Nevada. Between 1987-2017 over 40 plastics manufacturing companies were acquired and folded into Berry Plastics Corporation, adding capacity and newer technologies beyond packaging to include films, tapes and adhesives.

2012 - Sharing Berry success with our investors

2012 - Sharing Berry success with our investors

In 2012, Berry Plastics began trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "BERY".

2017 - Hundreds of years of combined expertise for the world

2017 - Hundreds of years of combined expertise for the world

With a growing global footprint, Berry Plastics became Berry Global in 2017. The acquisition of RPC Group Plc in 2019 then doubled the company's size, expanded our global footprint and strengthened our ability to deliver on the needs of our global and regional customers, 

Innovation for the World. Solutions for You

We take great pride in the company we are 47,000 team members strong. The products and services we offer our customers are not just for today but for the future needs of the world. With over 40 innovation centers around the world, we invest time and resources to support customers at every stage of the product development process and sustainability journey—including expertise in consumer insights, ideation and design, manufacturing and research and development—reinforcing being a leader in the industry.

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