Amcor Ltd. history, profile and corporate video

     Amcor Ltd. is a global packaging solutions company, which supplies a broad range of plastic, fiber, metal and glass packaging products. It operates through four segments: Amcor Rigid Plastics, Amcor Australasia and Packaging Distribution, Amcor Flexibles and Other/Investments. The Amcor Rigid Plastics segment manufactures rigid plastic containers from various materials for a broad range of predominantly beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads and personal care items and plastic caps for a wide variety of applications. The Amcor Australasia and Packaging Distribution segment manufactures a wide range of products including corrugated boxes; cartons and folding cartons; aluminum beverage cans; plastic and metal closures; glass wine and beer bottles; multi-wall sacks; carton board, paper and recycled paper. The distribution operations of this segment purchases, warehouses, sells and delivers a wide variety of packaging and related products. The Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific segment provides packaging for the food and beverage industry including confectionery, coffee, fresh food and dairy and also provides packaging for the pharmaceutical sector and home and personal care. The Other/Investments segment holds the investment in AMVIG Holdings Ltd. AMVIG is principally involved in the manufacture of tobacco packaging. Amcor was founded by Samuel Ramsden in 1860 and is headquartered in Hawthorn, Australia.

    “Amcor History

    Amcor has come a long way to become one of the world’s top global packaging companies.

    1860s Australian Heritage

    Amcor’s history dates back to the 1860s when Samuel Ramsden, a young stone mason from Yorkshire, arrived in Australia with his bride to seek his fortune in a new land. He established Victoria’s first paper mill on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne.

    For most of its life the company was known as APM – Australian Paper Manufacturers and its products even then touched the daily lives of all Australians.

    The pictures above are, from left to right:

    • Samuel Ramsden, Founder of the company.
    • Botany Paper Mill, Circa 1900.
    • Amcor was the first company to collect paper for recycling with a horse and cart.
    • The former Australian Paper Manufacturer’s logo and letterhead.

    In the 1970s and 1980s the company added a range of diverse packaging interests to its traditional papermaking activities. This was achieved through creating new business partnerships and making strategic acquisitions in order to expand and diversify the company’s activities. With the focus gradually changing and as the company moved towards the future, the company name did not quite fit with the new focus of this young, energetic Australian company. It was decided that the company name should be changed.

    On May 1, 1986 APM became Amcor Limited, a name that has become increasingly well known throughout the world for its packaging innovation and its global reach.

    Amcor’s Changing Global Face

    World-renowned innovation and customer service has seen Amcor expand from its Australian heritage to now serve markets around the globe. Profitable organic growth and strategic acquisitions and divestments continue to build change the face of Amcor and reinforce our global leadership position in packaging innovation.”

    *Information from and

    **Video published on YouTube by “AmcorPackaging



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