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Our mission is to be the ultimate packaging partner, to deliver the highest quality products that exceed our clients’ expectations and win the hearts of consumers.




Design is a core function of our company. Our team of designers creates packaging that’s original, functional, and driven by data and market research. Our designers and engineers collaborate closely to ensure that every design is cost efficient and feasibly manufactured.

we manufacture

Manufacturing is the heart of our business. We were born out of manufacturing and we pride ourselves on our ability to make products for our client’s retail success. Our headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Illinois has over 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and in neighboring Bensenville, we have another 187,000. Our latest building addition in Bartlett, Illinois added 400,000 square feet of space to our operations. Beyond our locations in the Chicagoland area, we also manufacture in Mexico and China.

We invest in the world’s best machinery to co-pack a vast array of packaging components from large scale bagging lines, to cartoning, to customized, customer-specific lines. We have the capital and engineering ability to understand how to implement a highly efficient and cost-effective packaging line.

creative werks brings over 60 years of experience and entrepreneurial energy to our state-of-the-art manufacturing, co-packing, and design facilities. We maintain SQF Level 3 food-grade co-packing rooms to provide both labor-intensive and automated fulfillment for top 100 food brand companies. Our clients value our extensive knowledge of retailers and consumers, as well as our high manufacturing, co-packing, and quality standards. 


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Our values are the compass that leads our business. We want our associates to be inspired, challenged and to love working here. All things considered, we are on the pursuit of value creation: we want to exceed our clients’ expectations and to run production  with maximum efficiency and with minimal impact to the Earth. Click the icons below to understand what we’re about.


A sound process is critical for success. However, we know that being nimble and always working with a sense of urgency will allow our clients to meet every changing demand.


We collaborate with our customers, our vendors, and most importantly, our team. We seek partnerships in the community to support local businesses, education outreach and serving the community.


We are tenacious in our hard work, we are consistently reliable, we seek team contribution, and perhaps most importantly, we go the extra mile 100% of the time.


We are engaged in higher-order thinking, embracing curiosity, imagination and experimentation, as we believe this will lead to innovation at its finest in every facet of our business.


Creativity is the hallmark of our company. It is not seen as merely a way of thinking different; rather, it is a set practice that is woven into every facet of our business from design, to manufacturing, to logistics.


We see challenges as opportunities and a window for growth, we learn from our mistakes, and we are constantly looking for ways to be better, faster, and stronger than the day before.


We promote healthy minds and healthy bodies because we value healthy employees. Balance is quintessential in ensuring employee happiness and sustaining growth.


We love what we do. We are continuous learners who find excitement by spreading our wings and venturing with clients into uncharted territory. It is this element of our business, which truly sets us apart from the rest.


100% Accuracy is a critical part of the production process. Our team is dedicated to providing precise, exact information; we understand the importance of getting it done right the first time.

creative werks is proud of our diverse associates and client partners.  Walk through creative werks and you will hear over 10 languages spoken. 


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creative werks runs all 1,000,000 square feet of space on wind energy. 


For the sixth year, creative werks has achieved the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 certification and each year we try to improve our process.   The SQF Level 3 certification is the highest certification awarded by the SQF Institute.  In addition, creative werks received its National Organic Program Certificate of Compliance by Quality Assurance International (QAI) to process organic products.



creative werks is committed to environmental soundness and sustainable growth. We create packaging using less material, reducing waste and ensuring that the materials we do create may be reused and recycled. We offer our clients sustainable packaging alternatives to further promote ecological balance and social responsibility. Through innovative programs such as efficient lighting, running our climate-controlled facilities on 100% wind energy, we believe we are doing a small part to promote environmental awareness and encourage social responsibility.


creative werks UNIVERSITY

Among our values is the inherent idea that we are all learners. We learn as we work. We learn from successes and we learn even more from our defeats. Our university wears the motto: ex sciencia vera, or “from knowledge, truth”. We believe that the more we know, the better people we can be, and from this, make sound business decisions.

Within our university program, we offer extensive onsite job training to ensure the safety of our products and employees. To help bridge communication among our diverse speakers, we provide language courses for our associates to strengthen our relationships and avoid communication barriers


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To find out more about our specific manufacturing and packaging capabilities please give us a call.  We are happy to provide an overview of our operations and address any questions you may have.  Furthermore, if you are interested in joining our team, go to the opportunities page.

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