Wis-Pak, Inc. was founded to provide a centralized supply of canned soft drink products to its owners, Pepsi-Cola Franchise bottlers.
On June 26, 1969, Watertown, Wisconsin was chosen as the site for a 64,000 square foot facility and Continental Can was selected as the prime supplier of canning equipment. Construction began in September of 1969. Wis-Pak has since become one of the largest and most successful cooperative companies in the soft drink industry with eight filling plants, a transportation company, a beverage brands company and a company for centralized administration.
In 1987 Wis-Pak created and launched the first Wis-Pak brand, Klarbrunn Sparkling. First to the market and fresh from the start, Klarbrunn sparkling water paved the way with its simplistic, naturally flavored bubbly water. Since the launch of Klarbrunn Wis-Pak has successfully launched over seven additional brands. The newest brand, BUBBL’R antioxidant sparkling water, is another first to the market better for you beverage filling consumers needs one sip at a time.
Wis-Pak is owned by 37 Shareholders, representing 65 Pepsi-Cola franchises. Shareholder franchises cover parts of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.