Internationalization and growth
The "MegaPack" large load carrier, manufactured using the twin-sheet method, conquered the global trade in goods in the automobile industry. The foldable pallet boxes set standards in regard to transport volume optimization and stacking loads, as well as use at both low and very high temperatures. Expensive steel frames and mesh boxes were able to be replaced immediately by the more affordable plastic containers. Both the tare weight and the nestability of containers ventured into new territory.
As a result of this growth, internationalization was intensified. Sales offices in Poland, France and Italy were opened, and the sales activities were extended to the North American continent. In 2006, the product range was also expanded to the processing of twin wall panels with the acquisition of Rico Pack, a specialist in this area. Söhner was now able to combine deep-drawn packaging with elements from lightweight twin wall panels and provide complex, one-stop-shopping packaging solutions.