• Detpak team at NRAS 2024
    Detpak team at NRAS 2024

Australian packaging leader Detpak is making strides in the North American market, solidifying its position as a key partner in the global Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) industry, and recently showcased its innovative packaging solutions at the National Restaurant Association Show (NRAS) 2024 in Chicago, held from May 18-21.

Detpak, a market leader in Australia, specialises in designing, manufacturing, and supplying sustainable paper and cardboard packaging solutions for the FMCG, grocery, and food services industries.

The company partners with major brands like KFC, McDonald’s, Subway, and Burger King, as well as smaller chains and independent operators.

Detpak partners with major brands
Detpak partners with major brands.

Having recently established sales offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Tampa, Detpak is planting its roots in the North America market. The company is focusing on providing paper- and board-based packaging solutions for the QSR, retail and grocery, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors.

Daniel Cross, Detpak's group general manager of sales, emphasised the importance of NRAS for expanding the company’s presence in North America.

“Detpak now has in place a dedicated North America support team, backed by a global production network with owned manufacturing in seven countries, assuring supply,” said Cross.

“Our innovative, custom solutions through Launchpad – Detpak’s specialist in-house packaging design agency and R&D lab – mean we can deliver a range of the highest-quality products to meet design and function needs and manufacturing standards in an evolving regulatory market,” he added. 

“With Detpak’s dedicated sustainability experts, we can drive the industry into the future through sustainable, compostable, or recycled solutions for every packaging need.”

Detpak was among more than 1800 exhibiting companies presenting a wide range of products across 900 categories at the NRAS.

The NRAS brought together a global community to explore the latest advancements in food, beverage, equipment, technology, and solutions driving the industry forward. 

In the past two years, Detmold Group’s commitment to sustainable packaging solutions has yielded notable achievements, including collaborating with Subway to design a new fibre-based, 100 per cent kerbside recyclable catering platter to replace plastic takeaway trays. 

Detpak has become the first Australian business to release a broad range of compostable, No-Added PFAS sugarcane plates, bowls, and containers. The company has also partnered with Uber Eats to produce smaller-sized paper delivery bags for single orders to reduce waste, and has received the 2023 KFC Australian Supplier of the Year Award. 

Detpak’s participation in the NRAS marks a significant step in its journey to becoming a leading packaging provider in North America, reinforcing its commitment to innovation and sustainability in the food service industry.

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