Energizer® Streamlines Operations, Improves Efficiencies and Drives Savings

Energizer® Streamlines Operations, Improves Efficiencies and Drives Savings 
Working with Sonoco on Total Packaging and Fulfillment Solution 
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the 
largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that it has 
been awarded the primary packaging, retail display assembly and fulfillment of 
a segment of battery products for Energizer brands. 
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As part of a companywide plan to improve operations, Energizer joined with 
Sonoco to develop processes to streamline its Asheboro, N.C., battery 
packaging facility. To achieve its productivity goals, Energizer awarded a 
portion of the primary and display packaging to Sonoco for battery stock 
keeping units (SKUs), defined as types that run on more manual, hand-packed 
lines. As part of its total solution approach, Sonoco will also manage the 
fulfillment process for Energizer on these specific SKUs. 
"After a great deal of research and analysis we found the most effective way 
to accomplish our packaging objectives was to work with Sonoco on a total 
solutions approach," said Chuck Marckwardt of Energizer. "We'll relocate the 
equipment to a Sonoco facility where they will manage a turnkey 
operation—handling the design, material procurement, packaging production 
and distribution of all multiple SKUs. We felt that Sonoco could best provide 
this kind of support." 
Jeffrey Tomaszewski, division vice president and general manager of Sonoco 
Display and Packaging, agreed, "This turnkey service, provided at our Rural 
Hall, N.C., Display and Packaging facility, includes the design and sourcing 
of materials and packaging, the actual packaging of the batteries and the 
deployment of finished goods to designated distribution centers and/or direct 
to customers on behalf of Energizer." 
The scope of service includes providing a total solutions approach for more 
than 30 million primary packs covering more than 150 SKUs, in packaging 
configurations, including blister cards, shrink wrapped trays and carton 
products. In addition, Sonoco Display and Packaging will design, source, 
manufacture, pack and ship thousands of retail displays annually. The first 
shipment was delivered in March, with complete ramp up of operations expected 
to occur through the second quarter of 2013. 
About Energizer 
Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, is a consumer goods 
company operating globally in the broad categories of personal care and 
household products. Energizer's Personal Care Division offers a diversified 
range of consumer products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and 
infant care categories. Our portfolio includes well established brand names 
such as Schick(®) and Wilkinson Sword(®) men's and women's shaving systems 
and disposables; Edge(® )and Skintimate(®) shave preparations; Playtex(® 
)tampons, gloves and infant feeding products; Banana Boat(®) and Hawaiian 
Tropic(® )sun care products and Wet Ones(®) moist wipes. Energizer's 
Household Products Division offers consumers the broadest range of portable 
power solutions, anchored by our universally recognized Energizer(®) and 
Eveready(® )brands. 
About Sonoco 
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer 
packaging, industrial products, protective solutions, and displays and 
packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately 
$4.8 billion, the Company has 19,900 employees working in 347 operations in 34 
countries, serving many of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. 
Sonoco is a proud member of the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World 
Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at 
Brian Risinger, +843-383-7509, brian.risinger@sonoco.com 
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com 
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