This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Hanko Kiessner was born in Germany and is the co-founder of Packsize, the leading global on-demand manufacturer of on-demand packing technology headquartered in Utah and with operations in 28 countries. Here’s Hanko with more.


My wife Laura and I co-founded Packsize in Salt Lake City in 2002 with a simple mission: promoting the wise use of resources and reducing reliance on oversized boxes with unnecessary empty space. How many times have you ordered a small item only to find that it comes in a giant box filled with pesky air pillows or even Styrofoam? We eliminate that waste, saving our customers money while protecting the environment.

Since our founding, Packsize has helped more than 2,000 partners, including major retailers and manufacturers, build customized packaging processes that have revolutionized businesses without compromising our climate.

We started by offering right-sized packaging, using less paper, and creating less waste to support a healthier planet. We’ve continued to boldly innovate by developing new materials, equipment, software and systems that make our customers more efficient while further reducing their environmental impact.

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In addition to leading Packsize, Hanko Kiessner is a co-founder of Leaders for Clean Air, a non-profit committed to improving Utah’s air quality through increased electric vehicle projects. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.