|Traded as||ASX: AMC|
|Founded||As Australian Paper Manufacturers - 1860
As Amcor - 1986
|Headquarters||Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia|
|Key people||Ken MacKenzie, CEO & Managing Director|
It operates manufacturing plants in 42 countries across 300 sites and has approximately 33,000 employees. It has annual sales of AUD$12.2 billion and a market value in excess of AUD$10 billion. Amcor supplies a broad range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions as well as packaging – related services. Amcor limited holds the 926th position in the Forbes 2000.
Amcor Limited was formed in 1986 when Australian Paper Manufacturers was renamed. The company manufactured pulp paper and paperboard products, along with metal can and flexible packaging.
Amcor's 45% interest in Kimberly-Clark Australia, a tissue and personal care products company, was divested in June 2002.
In July 2002 Amcor acquired the PET and Closures businesses of Schmalbach-Lubeca, headquartered in Ratingen, Germany. This acquisition, at a cost of around $2.875 billion, makes Amcor the largest PET manufacturer globally.
Amcor announced in February 2008 the construction of a new 400,000 tonnes per annum paper recycled mill located at its existing paper mill in Botany, NSW. The state-of-the-art ‘B9’ paper machine, so named as it is the ninth paper machine to operate at the Botany Mill, was commissioned in 2012 and was officially opened by NSW Premier, the Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP on 1 February 2013. The B9 paper machine produces enough paper to fulfill the company’s Australasian paper requirements, and as a result, Amcor’s other recycled paper mill located on the banks of the Yarra River in Fairfield, VIC, ceased operation in late 2012.
On 18 August 2009, Amcor announced an offer to acquire a range of Alcan packaging assets from Rio Tinto. There is an estimated purchase price of A$2 billion for the food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical businesses. 
In 2010 Amcor completed the acquisition of Alcan Packaging food Europe, food Asia, global pharmaceutical, and global tobacco businesses from Rio Tinto for a total consideration of $1.95bn 
In 2011 Amcor Packaging Distribution acquired Marfred Industries, one of the largest independently owned packaging manufacturers and packaging distributors in the United States.
In 2012 the Amcor Australasia Beverage division acquired the business assets of Carter & Associates, a major distributor of Amcor glass wine, champagne and spirit bottles in New Zealand.
In 2012 Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific acquired the Aperio Group packaging company, adding further capability in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. This business also acquired Uniglobe Packaging, a business based in Daman, north of Mumbai, India in the same year.
In 2013 Amcor announced that it was demerging its Australia and New Zealand packaging operations and its global distribution business into a new company that will be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
In December 2004, the CEO, Russell Jones, resigned on the request of the board after press reports revealed that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was investigating the company for engaging in cartel practices. Such practices are a serious breach of Australia's corporate laws. News of the investigation came to light after the company sued five former executives in an .edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/cth/FCA/2007/1617.html?query=^visy</ref>
In 2007, Amcor sold its European bottle/preform business to La Seda, a Spanish based resin manufacturer.
Amcor Innovation Packaging Contest
Amcor Innovation Packaging Contest created to stimulate new ideas from students in different markets. The winning team was judged by members of Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific’s leadership team. In 2013, "the winning team included four students", Zhao Junjie, Mu Zhou, Zhu Zhipeng, and Yang Li "from Wuhan University".
- Contact Amcor Worldwide
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- E.K. Sinclair, "The Spreading Tree, A history of APM and Amcor 1844-1989", Allen and Unwin, 1990