Founded 1860
Founder Samuel Ramsden
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Number of employees

Company Profile

The company Amcor is one of the world‘s leading packaging manufacturers with headquarters located in Melbourne, Australia. Amcor is known for high quality innovative and sustainable packaging solutions and partnerships built on service and reliability. The Australian enterprise offers a broad range of packaging related products and services, including packaging for beverages, food, healthcare, personal and home care, tobacco, and industrial applications with manufacturing sites around the world.

The company operates as two independent business units across two regions: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas and the region Asia Pacific.

With their plants across the Americas, Amcors Rigid Plastic business is the world‘s largest manufacturer of PET containers.

The range of containers and capabilities includes packaging for hot and cold, and alcoholic beverages, blow moulded and extrusion moulded plastic containers for food, and an array of PET, HDPE and PP containers for pharmaceutical, personal and home care products.

Additionally Amcor holds 47.939% of AMVIG Holdings Limited, a company principally involved in the manufacture of tobacco packaging. With plants across Asia, including the People’s Republic of China, AMVIG is a leading supplier of packaging and printing for packaging in the region. Although AMVIG is not a wholly owned company of Amcor, there exists significant opportunities for Amcor and AMVIG to mutually benefit from the experience and participation in the specialty packaging for tobacco markets.

Products / Technology

Packaging for:

  • Beverages
  • Food
  • Household
  • Hospital Packaging
  • Medical Devices
  • Personal & Home Care
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Tobacco
  • Other Products


  • 1860 – founded by Samuel Ramsden in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1970s and 80s - Amcor added a range of diverse packaging interests to its traditional papermaking activities
  • 1986 – the company became Amcor Limited


PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 07 / 2022: Label-less bottle reduces carbon footprint by 21%
Issue 04 / 2022: Amcor Lift-Off initiative to offer seed funding for innovative start-ups
Issue 12 / 2021: Small bottle recycling initiative
Issue 09 / 2021: Amcor expands global network of innovation centres
Issue 12 / 2020: "The role of packaging has never been more vital"
Issue 09 / 2020: Amcor joins U.S. plastics pact to advance circular economy goals in the Unites States
Issue 12 / 2019: "Choose Plastic" initiative by Amcor
Issue 06 / 2019: A clear vision for the new world of packaging
Issue 05 / 2017: Amcor opens on-site PET bottle manufacturing at Campbell‘s plant
Issue 12 / 2016: Amcor Rigid Plastics completes aquisition of Sonoco‘s Global Plastics blow moulding business
Issue 10 / 2016: From glass to PET
Issue 10 / 2016: Amcor Rigid Platics agrees to aquire assets of Sonoco‘s Global Plastics blow moulding business
Issue 09 / 2016: Clear containers for coloured concentrates
Issue 01 / 2016: Amcor Rigid Plastics wins WorldStar 2016 Packaging Award for Hot-Fill PET bottle

External links

Amcor Website