PepsiCo Honors Power Packaging with Copacker Above and Beyond Award

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (April 17, 2012) – Power Packaging, an Exel company, has received the Copacker Above and Beyond Award for Innovation and Productivity from its customer, PepsiCo. The award singles out Power Packaging, one of 64 PepsiCo copackers, for consistently providing significant value through the most innovative product and packaging solutions while delivering outstanding production results.

PepsiCo and Power Packaging have a strong history of working together on dry and liquid production dating back to the mid-1980s, including being the source of important innovation launches such as Tropicana 10oz, G2 and Propel® powders, and several packaging innovations. Today, Power Packaging supports PepsiCo at all three of its multi-customer dry facilities as the only copacker for the entire line of G, G2, Propel® and G Series Pro powders.

“We are pleased to recognize Power Packaging with our Above and Beyond Award,” said Art W. Lawrence, vice president of contract manufacturing at PepsiCo. “The Power Packaging team dedicates itself to our success every day. As a partner, Power has helped us remain a leading innovator in the competitive beverage market. We greatly value the team’s tireless commitment and ability to consistently deliver creativity, productivity and superior performance.”

PepsiCo will present the award to Power Packaging at its facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24.

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Sarah Jackson               or         Molly Borchers

Exel                                                  Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations

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About PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

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About Power Packaging

Founded in 1968, Power Packaging is North America’s premier contract manufacturing and packaging provider delivering innovative solutions to the world’s leading consumer packaged goods companies. Through its skilled workforce, Power

Packaging provides customers with a wide range of solutions including comprehensive contract packaging, and integrated value-added and specialist services.

The company operates facilities in Batavia, Ill.; Geneva, Ill.; Grand Prairie, Texas;

Rosendale, Wis.; and St. Charles, Ill. Innovations include production of the first stick pack, introduction of paperboard aseptic packaging to the U.S. market in the 1980s, a new microwaveable pizza technology and the coming launch of Zipbox.

Power Packaging is an Exel company and employs 2,400 associates. For more information, visit

About Exel

Exel is the North American leader in contract logistics, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including automotive, consumer, retail, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and chemicals. Exel’s innovative supply chain solutions, skilled people and regional coverage bring together all aspects of contract logistics in addition to a wide range of integrated, value-added and specialist services. Exel is a wholly owned entity of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics group. For more information, visit