One of the questions that I get asked almost daily from people who are either interested in becoming a manufacturer of health and medical supplies or already in the industry is “Who is the largest packaging company in the world?” In looking for answers to this question, I often encounter a number of people who are not aware of this fact. In many cases they come straight to me with “Who owns U.S. patents?” This article will address the question of who is the largest packaging company in the world as well as offer some interesting (and not so interesting) details regarding our global economy.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a government agency responsible for the protection of the intellectual property rights of the United States. Specifically, this office deals with the issues of patents and trademarks, as well as all the other intellectual property related activities. The United States Patent and Trademark Office website provide a list of the current United States patent holders along with information about the international patents filed by foreign corporations on behalf of the United States. The website was created and funded in part by the US Chamber of Commerce.
What exactly constitutes the largest packaging company? By definition, the largest shipping and distribution company cannot be a private company. However, it can be a partnership between two companies if the merging parties share a significant amount of equity. Some of the large corporations that are commonly known as packaging and distribution companies are Xcite, Boxe Manufacturing Co., LP Packaging, APPL Inc., PPG Industries Ltd., and Shipwire Packaging Systems. These companies collectively have a market share of more than $10 billion dollars in sales each year.
Xcite is the largest packaging company in the world, but what does that mean? For one thing, this means they sell and ship to the largest customer base in the world. However, it doesn’t just mean that. It means that they have developed a system that allows them to be flexible in order to satisfy the needs of any customer base around the world. This ability to quickly adapt to the needs of a rapidly growing international market is one of the many reasons they have the largest package base of any manufacturer in the world.
The second largest shipping and distribution company in the world are Boxe Manufacturing Co. They sell and ship to international markets as well. They have developed several innovative solutions to address their customers’ unique packaging needs. For example, their “yx trim” line of product packaging allows for a lightweight product to be easily shipped while still maintaining the durability and quality of the product. Another advantage they have is the ability to meet any custom requirements that are presented by their clients.
The third largest international packaging company in the world is Portia Investments, Inc. Portia is based in Portland, Oregon. They have many years of experience in the business of worldwide shipping and distribution. Their main headquarters is in Chicago, Illinois. They also have several factories in several other countries throughout the world.