Packing a Punch

Tetra Pak’s know-how transforms knowledge into new products and services.

With U.S. headquarters in Vernon Hills, Ill., Tetra Pak began in the early 1950s as a packaging company for liquid milk. Since then, it has become one of the world’s largest suppliers of processing and packaging systems for milk, fruit juices, drinks and many other products.
The company structures its organization based on customers’ specific needs — whether those needs are in dairy, cheese, beverage or food.
In 1991, Tetra Pak expanded into the supply of food processing equipment, cheese manufacturing equipment, engineering and automation through the acquisition of Alfa Laval. Today, Tetra Pak is the only company in the world able to provide integrated processing, packaging, and distribution lines and plant solutions for liquid foods manufacturing.
Besides offering a wide range of engineering and automation services for the food industry, the company offers a variety of unique sanitary equipment covering all the needs of the liquid food industry application: pumping, valving, heat exchangers, homogenizers, high-speed centrifugal separation, deaeration, filtration, blending and mixing. Tetra Pak’s offerings range from simple components to complete turn-key projects. Its equipment and services are backed up with deep food technology know-how on many applications such as aseptic processing, cheesemaking, membrane filtration for food fractionation, juice processing, viscous or particulated prepared food, ice cream preparation and packaging.
The company’s processing partners enjoy the advantage of being able to get multi-product solutions from a single source, with matching equipment at every stage. Tetra Pak works for and with its customers to provide preferred processing and packaging solutions. The company applies its commitment to innovation, understanding of consumer needs and relationships with suppliers to deliver these solutions, wherever and whenever food is consumed.
Tetra Pak is committed to making food safe and available everywhere. The company believes in responsible industry leadership, creating profitable growth in harmony with environmental sustainability, and good corporate citizenship. Tetra Pak supplies hundreds of different types of carton packaging formats. It also develops its own state-of-the-art processing solutions and design and services complete plants.
Innovation means transforming knowledge into new products, services, processes and working methods. At Tetra Pak, innovation is the result of the total process of developing an idea into a product or a new way of working which adds value to the business.
The company’s top-quality processing equipment, integrated systems, project management, engineering/technical services, spare parts and maintenance programs make Tetra Pak the preferred choice among processors who are looking for more than just an equipment supplier. — Tetra Pak Inc., 101 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, Ill., 60061, phone: (847) 955-6000, fax: 847-955-6500, e-mail:, Web site:
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