GlobalData research has found the top ten best companies in the packaging industry based on their performance and engagement online.

Packaging gateway used GlobalData’s influencer platform to name ten of the most influential companies in the packaging industry on Twitter over the last 90 days.

The best companies in the packaging industry

1) HP

HP is an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, US. It develops personal computers, printers and related supplies, as well as 3D printing solutions. The company was formed in 2015, renamed from the personal computer and printer divisions of the original Hewlett-Packard Company. The company has over 55,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of more than $52bn.

  • Twitter: @HP
  • Twitter followers: 1.07 million
  • Tweet count: 16

2) TricorBraun

TricorBraun is an American designer and distributor of rigid packaging founded in 1902. Headquartered in St. Louis, US, the company has over 40 locations worldwide and approximately $1bn in annual revenues.

  • Twitter: @TricorBraun
  • Twitter followers: 1,945
  • Tweet count: 15

3) Bemis Company

Bemis is a global manufacturer of flexible packaging products ranging from self-venting cook-in-bag packaging and retort packaging for shelf-stable products, to vacuum packaging for meat products and puncture-resistant, sterile medical packaging. Bemis was founded in 1858 by Judson Moss Bemis and is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, US.

  • Twitter: @BemisBonds
  • Twitter followers: 1,506
  • Tweet count: 9

4) Berlin Packaging, LLC.

Berlin Packaging is a supplier of packaging services based in Chicago, US. Its customers include companies in the beverage, food, personal care, pharmaceutical, household care, industrial, and coating sectors.

  • Twitter: @BerlinPackaging
  • Twitter followers: 5,658
  • Tweet count: 8

5) Microsoft

Microsoft is an American multinational technology company founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975 in Albuquerque, Mexico. The company is currently headquartered in Washington, US. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers and related services. It is most known for software products such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Twitter: @Microsoft
  • Twitter followers:  8.48 million
  • Tweet count: 8

6) Ardagh Group S.A.

Ardagh Group is a manufacturer of glass and metal products that has grown in the past two decades into one of the world’s largest metal and glass packaging companies. Founded in 1932, the Luxembourg-based company now has 109 locations around the world and employs approximately 23,500 people.

  • Twitter: @ArdaghGroup
  • Twitter followers: 1,775
  • Tweet count: 7

7) WestRock Company

WestRock Company was formed in 2015 after the merger of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn. The headquartered in Atlanta company is an American packaging company. It is one of the world’s largest paper and packaging companies with $15bn in annual revenue and 42,000 employees in 30 countries.

  • Twitter: @WestRock
  • Twitter followers: 5,501
  • Tweet count: 6

8) Carlsberg

Carlsberg group was founded in 1847 by J.C. Jacobsen with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a global brewer, with Carlsberg as it’s flagship brand. It also brews Tuborg, Kronenbourg, Somersby cider, Russia’s Baltika, Belgian Grimbergen abbey beers, and more than 500 local beers. The company employs around 41,000 people.

  • Twitter: @carlsberg
  • Twitter followers: 10,900
  • Tweet count: 5

9) Mondelez

Mondalez International was founded in 2012 by Thomas H. McInnerney. It is an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company based in Illinois. Mondalez employs 83,000 people around the world.

  • Twitter: @MDLZ
  • Twitter followers: 21,700
  • Tweet count: 5

10) Walmart

American retail chain of hypermarkets, discount stores and grocery stores. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on 31 October 1969.

  • Twitter: @Walmart
  • Twitter followers: 948,000
  • Tweet count: 5

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