History

1874   
Founded as a tannery in Backnang, Swabia, by Johannes Reichenecker.

1920   
Johannes’ son Hermann takes over at the leather factory and names it Hermann Reichenecker Lederfabrik.

1938   
Leather factory moves from Backnang to Weinstadt-Beutelsbach.

1956   
Hermann Reichenecker is replaced by his son Hans at the helm of Hermann Reichenecker Lederfabrik.

1959   
Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH + Co. is founded in Affaltrach near Heilbronn; the company initially specializes in producing molded parts made of Styropor®.

1973   
Start of production of loose fill made of Styropor®.

1978   
Start of business activities in the USA.

1982   
Merger of Hermann Reichenecker Lederfabrik and Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH + Co. In the process, the company discontinues its leather business activities.

1987   
Loose fill made of renewable resources (Renatur) is added to the product portfolio.

1995   
Launch of the PAPERplus® product line (paper packaging).

1998   
Launch of the AIRplus® product line (air cushions).

2000   
Start of production of packaging molded parts in China.

2001   
The name Storopack becomes the corporate brand.

2002   
Hans Reichenecker hands operational management of the company over to his son Hermann and becomes chairman of the newly created Supervisory Board.

2004   
Verena Reichenecker is appointed CEO and runs the company together with her brother Hermann.

2005   
The Packaging Systems and Packaging Distribution divisions are merged to create the Packaging division.
Storopack’s vision and guidelines principles are developed.

2006   
Launch of the FOAMplus® product line (foam packaging).

2008   
Introduction of PELASPAN® BIO (loose fill) and AIRplus® BIO (air bags), expanding the array of products made using renewable resources.

2009   
With Working Comfort®, Storopack turns its attentions to the ergonomics of packaging and customers’ packaging workstations.

2012   
Storopack begins business activities in Brazil.

2013   
Storopack establishes a new site in India.

2015   
Storopack acquires the Japanese company EJ Co., Ltd. (Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture).

2015   
Storopack takes control of the Italian retail partner
Alternative 1999 s. r. l.

2016   
The long-standing Australian sales partner Intellipack becomes part of Storopack.