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Our History
At Berry Plastics, we are extremely proud of our heritage and the company we’ve become today. Throughout our history, it has been the dedication of our team members that has allowed us to grow into a leading global manufacturer of innovative packaging protection solutions.

Our history is rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth. With roots as a small, hometown company based in Evansville Indiana, Berry Plastics has grown into a global, publicly traded, multi-billion dollar public corporation.

Key Milestones

  • Berry Plastics has come a long way since it was established in 1967 under the name Imperial Plastics, and now has 16,500+ employees and 13,000+ customers.
  • In 1972, the injection molding company entered the container market and in 1983, Imperial Plastics was purchased by Jack Berry, Sr., and renamed Berry Plastics.
  • From 1988 through 2014, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. has completed nearly 40 acquisitions and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in October 2012 under the ticker symbol BERY.

We take great pride in the company we have developed and the products and services we offer. Our ability to support our customers at every stage of the product development process—including expertise in consumer insights, ideation and design, manufacturing and research and development—is what has allowed us to become a leader in the industry.