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Sonoco Awarded Contract to Manage Packaging for Colgate-Palmolive in Europe
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Hartsville, South Carolina, USA, 09 December 2008 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), a diversified global packaging company, has been awarded a contract by Colgate-Palmolive to manage all European promotional packing requirements for Colgate's oral care products. Sonoco's packaging center will be located in Wroclaw, Poland, and is expected to begin operation in early 2009.

Colgate decided to establish a dedicated packaging center closer to its newly established oral care manufacturing facility in Swidnica, Poland. Sonoco will provide a number of services at the new packaging center, including program management, materials purchasing, and warehouse and distribution management.

Sonoco is also in the process of expanding operations in its existing packaging center in Strykow, Poland, to handle new pharmaceutical packing business and will be managing additional packaging center operations in Mexico and Brazil for existing customers.

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a USD 4.0 billion global manufacturer of industrial and consumer products and provider of packaging services, with more than 300 operations in 35 countries, serving customers in some 85 nations. For more information on the company, visit http://www.sonoco.com/.

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