Our Story

Murphy Packaging was established in 1978 as the Midwest’s premier distributor of world class packaging products. A family-owned business, we focus on each customer’s unique packaging requirements, and guarantee the most efficient, cost-effective, and technologically advanced solutions available today. As a result, our customers and suppliers now span the North American continent, and their loyalty is proven.

Our specialty is application analysis. We pride ourselves in customizing each account, matching product capability with the demands of each application. We partner exclusively with the top manufacturers who share our commitment and philosophy, offering products that are best of the best. Through our in-depth knowledge and hands-on approach, our customers realize improved productivity, an improved bottom line, and the peace of mind in knowing that their product will arrive safely at its destination.

Knowledge + Ingenuity + Competitive Pricing: all founded on integrity. Business ethics has always been our cornerstone. Rest assured that the best interests of our customers, and of our customers’ customers, are secure with us.


“Murphy Packaging has always been about helping the customer. You have taken the time to help me understand films, particularly stretch film. You have proven yourself time and again, and have earned the status of a most trusted supplier.”

– Rhodia


BOB MURPHY is an icon in the packaging business. Born and raised in Chicago, and seasoned as a Navy officer, Bob has expanded his presence far beyond the Midwest through the company he founded in 1978. Bob learned early in life that hard work, integrity and a commitment to excellence can overcome any obstacle. He credits Loyola Academy and Loyola University with reinforcing the importance of being ethical in all that we say and do, not just where convenient. Bob’s vision of uncompromising customer service has been the cornerstone of Murphy Packaging’s success. “I treat people the way I’d like to be treated. Murphy Packaging shares that mindset. When we say that your end goal is our end goal, we mean it.”

KEVIN MURPHY now carries the torch for the next generation, and joins Bob in assuring that Murphy Packaging continues as a premier family owned and operated entity. Educated at Loyola Academy and Boston College, Kevin learned the importance of partnership and leadership while competing in golf and hockey. Today his focused energy serves his clients well as he introduces them to innovative techniques and world class products. “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with my father at Murphy Packaging, and am excited to continue providing our customers with the very best our industry has to offer.”