Why us

Why Choose ZH?

THE ZUCKERMAN HONICKMAN NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH PACKAGING. WE HAVE BEEN GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 100 YEARS.

For over one hundred years we’ve been providing distinctive packaging and innovative solutions to help brands stand out. And while we’ve worked with many of the giants, we pride ourselves on partnering with entrepreneurial, breakthrough brands in every beverage vertical, including craft beer, cider, craft soda, tea, energy drinks, wine, spirits and many more. We see that same creative, energetic spirit in the beverage industry today more than ever.​

  • PET solution provider

    “We started working with Zuckerman Honickman in 2013 on a PET bottle project. Back then we had zero experience in the PET space and Zuckerman Honickman acted as our ‘PET solution provider.’ They helped us in defining the capital expense required, consulted in creating our proprietary bottle, and introduced us to the right co-packing partner. Zuckerman Honickman was crucial in allowing us to deliver on our sales expectations. We are still working with them today on some of our break-through innovation projects.”

    Moe Zeidan - VP of global supply chain, Vita Coco

  • They can relate to entrepreneurs and they appreciate that mindset

    “They can relate to entrepreneurs and they appreciate that mindset. I was like some many of their customers who walk through that door who’s got some crazy idea, and they were supportive and worked with us. And, for us, they were a great help with co-packers when we needed to expand production.”

    Seth Goldman - TeaEO, Honest Tea

  • We exemplify excellence, consideration, integrity, and innovation.

    “I have spent 25 years in the beverage industry and the one constant has been Zuckerman Honickman. They have exemplified excellence, consideration, integrity and the ability to innovate. I can think of no other company, in any aspect of the industry, that has the consistent success in serving the marketplace. I have admired their work ethos, morality and the way they go about their business. The beverage industry is a better place because of Zuckerman Honickman.”

    Barry Nathanson - BevNet Magazine Publisher

  • WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS.

    “I’ve worked closely with Zuckerman Honickman for well over a decade, both as a brand owner and adviser to dozens of emerging beverage companies.  They have always operated more like a partner than a supplier, combining expertise, creativity, and innovation with integrity, custom solutions and highly personal service. Plus, they’re great people. There’s no one else in the packaging field that I would turn to before them.”

    Mike Weinstein - Former Snapple CEO and founder of INOV8 Beverage Consulting Group

  • WE LOVE OUR FAMILY.

    “The Zuckerman family is just that: a family.  They care intimately about the industry they compete in and the customers they work with. They understand that it is their family name ‘on the building,’ and they act with a sense of accountability that is too often missing in business”

    Ben Weiss - Founder Bai Brands

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1900

William Zuckerman, his brother, and brother-in-law start a business of collecting and reselling used glass bottles. This new company was called Zuckerman Brothers and Katz.

1920

Owens Illinois Glass Company offers Zuckerman Brothers and Katz a distributorship to sell new glass bottles.

1930

Zuckerman Brothers and Katz merger with the Aldine Bottle Company and consolidates the business at 12th & Bainbridge streets in Philadelphia, PA.

The fledgling Pepsi Cola company begins signing up franchised bottlers. Zuckerman Aldine starts selling bottles to these new franchisees and creates a 50 year relationship between the two companies.

1940

Company changes it’s name to
Zuckerman-Honickman, Inc.

Zuckerman-Honickman Inc. moves to a new facility
at 36th and Reed Street in Philadelphia, PA.

1950

Plastic bottles become commercialized.
Zuckerman-Honickman is one of the first distributors to
participate in this business.

1960

Zuckerman-Honickman Inc. creates Delta Industries, a subsidiary company. Delta sells products that are not specifically for use as packages for companies used to sell their products.

Vanguard Plastics, a blow molding company is acquired by Zuckerman-Honickman. After many successful years Vanguard is sold.

1980

In June of 1989 a fire destroys the company offices and warehouse.

1990

After two temporary moves lasting a year the company moves to a building in King of Prussia, PA that has been completely rebuilt to its specifications.

2010

Zuckerman-Honickman becomes a distributor of metal cans. Customers are primarily craft brewers.