Oct 9, 2007
About Huhtamaki, Inc. in the U.S.
|Huhtamaki is a specialty packaging organization that provides many of the world’s most recognizable consumer goods packaging and foodservice containers, as well as the retail line of Chinet® premium disposable tableware. |
Huhtamaki Industries was established in 1920 in Kokkola, Western Finland, by Heikki Huhtamaki, a village baker’s son. Today, Huhtamaki Oyj, the global packaging company, is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.
In the United States, Huhtamaki’s collective history goes back even further. Huhtamaki’s U.S. growth has been largely through the acquisition of such leading companies as Sealright, which originated in the 1870s, and leading brands such as Chinet®, whose molded fiber technology was developed in 1903 by Martin Keyes of the Keyes Fibre Company of Waterville, Maine, where Chinet® is still made.
Huhtamaki’s U.S. corporate offices are located in De Soto, Kansas. This location also serves as Huhtamaki Americas, the regional headquarters for the company’s 13 facilities in North and South America. Huhtamaki's global headquarters is located in Finland.
At Huhtamaki, our core purpose is to help our customers sell more. In our worldwide activities and presence, Huhtamaki strives for innovative solutions and operational excellence.