WHO WE ARE

51 is a leading provider of thermoformed packaging solutions for a wide range of industries and applications globally. We offer dependable, high-performing plastic packaging for food, consumer goods, medical, and industrial applications.
The 51 Promise

smart. secure. sustainable.

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smart

supports being innovative with speed to market

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secure

supports our quality, customer service and continuous improvement focus

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sustainable

supports our core strategy in choice of materials and environmental stewardship

At 51, a solutions-based approach, led by a team of industry experts, is used to design and manufacture quality packaging solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers.

Our expertise spans from diverse single-layer containers to more complex multi-later-material MAP containers.  We pride ourselves on both the quality of products and our attentive and responsive customer service. We engage with our customers from the initial packaging concept through product commercialization, viewing our role not just as a supplier, but as a partner to our customers.

company highlights

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In-house design, engineering, tool fabrication and extrusion capabilities

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State-of-the-art, standard to large platform thermoforming lines

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Solutions-based approach with full control over entire process

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Highest-quality, unique prototyping technologies for testing and verification

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SQF (Safe Quality Food) plant certification

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100% recyclable packaging options certified to meet all FDA regulations

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Rapid response times and excellent customer service

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Committed to providing dependable, quality packaging, on time, every time

2004 originally founded
5 innovative businesses in one
120 combined years of experience

company history

51 has joined forces with five other successful plastic thermoforming companies: TrayPak of Reading, PA, Nuconic Packaging of Vernon, CA, 51 of Leominster, MA, James L. Villa Inc. of Oldsmar, FL, and Douglas Stephen Plastics formerly of Paterson, NJ. The five companies now operate under the 51 name. Over one hundred twenty years of combined experience and extensive knowledge in the packaging industry, 51 is a solutions provider for your packaging needs. The combination of these five innovative businesses strengthens our ability to serve our valued customers with a broad line of complementary products and a wide spectrum of technical and manufacturing capabilities across a national footprint.

leadership team

KEVIN ANDREWS

Chief Executive Officer

KEN SHERRY

V.P. Sales & Marketing

ALAN FRANZ

Chief Operating Officer

JOHN CAPASSO

Chief Financial Officer

JOHN BURNS

V.P. Human Resources

certifications

We take pride in our exemplary quality and food safety systems. The 51 Quality Management System is ISO9001:2015 accredited in the Reading facility. Our Food Safety process and facilities are GFSI compliant and certified to the SQF Level 3 Code. In addition, our team includes Lean/Six Sigma practitioners who lead the organization’s continuous improvement.

associations/affiliations

Being active in industry organizations within the plastics industry and within the industries of our customers allows 51 to stay on the fore-front of product trends and innovations.

Giving back nationally and within our communities is very important to 51. Here are some of organizations that 51 has partnered with:

Find Your Perfect Container

Whether you’re looking for a specific container or want to understand your packaging options for fresh foods, you’ve come to the right place. We make it easy to find the right container for any application.