In 1965, Robert Kraft graduated from the Harvard Business School and began laying the foundation for starting a uniquely diversified and financially strong group of businesses. Each of the Kraft Group’s companies has since inherited the mission of building a mutually beneficial long term relationship with all of its business partners. This strategy has led to a successful track record in six areas of focus:
Paper and packaging manufacturing and distribution of forest products
Sports, entertainment and event management
Construction and real estate development
Private equity and venture investing
Today, the Kraft Group, headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., is a major player in the world of business. It ranks in the top 90 of America’s largest privately-owned businesses, according to Forbes and employs more than 9,500 people worldwide.
In the paper, packaging and forest product industries, the Kraft Group companies aggregated together would rank in the top five of all paper and packaging companies in the United States. International Forest Products, the Kraft Group’s global trading company, was the United States’ fifth largest exporter in 2017, according to the Journal of Commerce, conducting business in more than 90 countries. The paper, packaging and forest products group produces, converts and trades in excess of 4 million tons of paper annually.
The company’s sports, entertainment and event management division features Kraft Sports + Entertainment, Gillette Stadium, the National Football League’s six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Major League Soccer’s five-time Eastern Conference champion New England Revolution, the Overwatch League’s Boston Uprising, Patriot Place and Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR).
Its construction and real estate development team has internally built and developed more than $1 billion worth of projects covering all types and uses, from office towers and world-class medical facilities to sports stadiums and mixed-use developments.
The Kraft Group’s team of investment professionals allocates and manages the group’s capital that exists outside of the operating businesses. Today, the group’s portfolio includes world class, hedge fund, private equity venture fund managers, as well as a significant portfolio of direct investments with a primary focus on technology, healthcare and life sciences.
At Rand-Whitney Containerboard, we believe good business and sustainability can and should go hand in hand. That’s why we focus our operation on being as sustainable as any linerboard mill in the world. We manufacture high-quality, recycled linerboard and take tremendous pride in being the first manufacturer to use 100 percent recycled process water from the municipal wastewater treatment plant. We look for talented individuals who are dedicated to producing high-quality products and provide our clients with excellent customer service.
In all of its business activities, the Kraft Group is mindful that good business and sustainability can go hand-in-hand and strives to be cognizant of the impact it has on the environment. As a result, the Kraft Group is responsible for recycling 1.5 million tons of products annually. Serving as a role model of environmental responsibility for the many industries it conducts business in, the Kraft Group’s sustainability initiatives have received many environmental awards.