Amid Push to Save Space and Shipping Costs for Larger Items, PACT Sees Increased Demand for Patented Corrugated Crates
Collapsible “J-Crates” protect large, even fragile items with reduced labor, increased sustainability and mitigated “end of life” shipping costs.
Schreiner ProTech, a Germany-based global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative functional labels with value-added benefits for the automotive and engineering-based industries, has introduced an anticounterfeiting solution featuring the application of a customized microfont on color laser film (CLF) nameplates. Unlike many anticounterfeiting solutions, the microfont system incurs no additional costs because all required infrastructure – namely, the film and the laser equipment – is already available on customers‘ standard laser printing line operations.
Wolfertschwenden, 15 May 2020 – MULTIVAC is a winner of the Axia Best Managed Companies Award 2020, a seal of approval that is awarded by Deloitte, WirtschaftsWoche, Credit Suisse and BDI to companies, which are judged to be outstandingly well managed. Christian Traumann, Group President of MULTIVAC, accepted the award yesterday in Munich.
SC Johnson Converts Line at Largest Global Manufacturing Plant to Produce Hand Sanitizer for COVID-19 Health Workers and First Responders
Responding to a shortage of hand sanitizer nationally that is leaving those on the front lines at risk for COVID-19 infection, SC Johnson is building new capacity to manufacture up to 75,000 bottles of hand sanitizer per month. One hundred percent of the hand sanitizer produced will be donated to health workers, first responders and the company’s own production employees.
I am sure we all must have lifted this pack once in our lifetime and what did it feel like….gurrr, “It is quite heavy, why can’t there be some easy option to lift it up?” Ofcourse when it comes to labours lifting such heavy boxes or crates or shrink wrapped cases we generally don’t bother, right?
Groundbreaking ceremony: Röchling proposes a $4.9 million warehouse expansion project at Röchling Glastic Composites, Cleveland, that will add 26 new positions over a 3-year period
Left front: Uwe Kassens, Director Europe Composites and Global Technical Director Pultrusion; Fred Sanford, Managing Director Röchling Glastic Composites; Georgine Welo, Mayor, City of South Euclid; Sunny Simon, Councilwoman Cuyahoga County Council; Marty Gelfund, Council President Pro-Tem City of South Euclid Council; Dennis Fiorelli, President, City of South Euclid Council
Left back: Anthony Osterman, Controller Röchling Glastic Composites; Michael Love, Economic Development Director, City of South Euclid; Susan Hardy, Councilwoman Elect City of South Euclid; Len Calabrese, Treasurer, One South Euclid; Lisa Mack, President One South Euclid; Not in the picture: Jean-Paul Klecha, Director Europe Composites
Röchling Glastic Composites is the competence centre for composites of Röchling Industrial in North America. Röchling Industrial regularly invest in modern systems and equipment at the site in Cleveland. This will be Röchling Glastic Composites’ fourth expansion since the construction of its original facility in 1951. The project will help secure projected growth for the company and create 26 new jobs in the South Euclid area by the end of 2022.
Franz Lübbers, CEO Röchling Industrial, points out: “Our business volumes in Cleveland have grown constantly over the last years. With the new capacities we can further improve our delivery capacity for composites and the service for our customers. I am very confident that our strong team in Cleveland will continue to grow its business in the coming years.”
Röchling Glastic Composites (formerly Glastic Corp.), founded in 1946, is a world pioneer in the commercial fiberglass products industry. Today, its primary business includes the production of semi-finished sheet, rod, and profile stock for fabricated components in electrical equipment and infrastructure, and thermal insulation for common plastic, rubber, and oil and gas processing. The company projects to employ 125 people by end of 2020, up from the 104 staff employed at the beginning of this project. Many positions at this location are held by local residents who grew up in surrounding neighbourhoods.
Fred Sanford, Managing Director Röchling Glastic Composites, stated: “The investment will allow us to broaden business relations with our customers. That in turn will enable us to ensure the sustainable, long-term growth of the company and create additional jobs as well.”
This expansion has been in planning for the past two years and is now being realized to its fullest, owing to true collaboration with the City of South Euclid, Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio.
Mayor Georgine Welo expressed: “This marks a great day for South Euclid. My administration and City Council are proud to support Röchling Glastic Composites to realize this significant expansion. Röchling Glastic serves as the anchor of South Euclid's industrial corridor. We expect the new jobs and other benefits coming from this cooperation will spur additional development in our industrial area.”
“Röchling Glastic Composites is one of South Euclid’s oldest businesses, having been located in the City for nearly 75 years,” said Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny M. Simon. “Röchling Glastic is a great asset to region surrounding South Euclid. I am pleased to be part of this project that will create new jobs and retain existing ones in our community.”
A global leader in specialty plastics production, Germany-based Röchling Group acquired Glastic Corp. in 2007.
The new name „Röchling Industrial Oepping GmbH & Co. KG“ underlines the affiliation to the international Röchling Group and particularly emphasises the strategy of the Röchling Industrial division, to which the company belongs. The division processes thermoplastics and composites for almost every industry in the world. The company name consistently focuses on the industries and thus on customers.
New company name: The plastics processor Röchling Leripa Papertech GmbH & Co. KG in Oepping, Austria, is now Röchling Industrial Oepping GmbH & Co. KG – with the change of name on 31st of March 2020, the company will focus even more strongly on its customers and rigorously pursue its industrial orientation strategy
Franz Lübbers, who is responsible for the Röchling Group’s Industrial Division, explains: “We offer optimal materials for every industry and create added value for our customers with our products and services. We also communicate this industry-oriented mindset through the company names of our subsidiaries in the market.” Röchling Industrial is therefore renaming all its over 40 companies worldwide using the standard format “Röchling Industrial + Location”. “This also makes it clear to our customers that they have local access to the entire offering and expertise of Röchling Industrial", emphasizes Lübbers.
Close cooperation is a central element
This is also emphasised by Peter Eckerstorfer, Managing Director, Röchling Industrial Oepping: “In terms of our customers, nothing is changing except our name. The name change is more about underscoring our previous way of working, and the close collaboration with our customers and within our group. Going forward, we will continue to work intensively to ensure that our plastics, product- and application expertise, and our service provide our customers with a competitive edge.”
The Oepping subsidiary is a leading manufacturer of high quality wear parts for the paper industry, mechanical engineering industry, the agricultural industry and the alpine industry. The company has been part of the Röchling Group since 1993. The company has grown steadily ever since and over 54 million euros has been invested in expansion. The Oepping site is now one of Austria’s leading employers, with over 300 staff.
“This new capability will increase our speed and throughput within our tooling operations. It will greatly assist all the specialty syringe designs or other applications requiring delicate cylindrical designs” says Aaron Hirschmann, President and CTO of Plas-Tech Engineering
Plas-Tech and it’s syringe division EQUINOX Medical (TM) provide standard and specialty syringe products for niche and hard to find applications.
Proven efficiency and reliability on Quilmes Argentina’s hot-fill line that bottles Gatorade in PET containers
In collaboration with Sidel, Cervecería y Maltería Quilmes – the largest drinks company in Argentina – have reached high levels of efficiency, of up to 100%, on their most recent complete hot-fill line, as part of their ongoing pursuit of excellence. This complete, high-speed bottling solution produces, among other things, the Gatorade brand of isotonic beverages in PET containers, in compliance with PepsiCo's quality standards. The new line offers advantages in terms of production flexibility and protection of the environment, particularly due to energy savings.
Sustainability is a central component of LINHARDT’s corporate philosophy. “Right from the start of the development of new products, environmental protection and the conservation of resources have top priority at LINHARDT,” says plant manager Christian Jungwirth. “We have set ourselves the goal of reducing our energy requirements as much as possible and we are committed to renewable sources. We want to continually increase the efficiency of our production”.
As a result, numerous points have already been successfully implemented at LINHARDT. These include heat recovery during exhaust air purification, the expansion of LED lighting and the use of a CHP unit with 515 kW electrical output. And further investments are already being planned. For example, the next step is to purchase a new 200 kW absorption chiller and energy management software.
“The networks are very well suited to bring about lasting improvements,” says Eva Helfert-Grothues, who, as moderator, is in charge of the three-year Southeast Bavarian network. “The exchange with like-minded people always generates new ideas, impulses and suggestions, which in many cases are put into practice in business,” reports the network expert from E.ON.
Energy efficiency networks focus on concrete energy savings on site and in everyday operations. The companies are now countering an often abstract climate debate with very concrete measures with which they can optimally use electricity, heat, cooling or compressed air in their production. The network is supported by E.ON Energie Deutschland. Co-moderators are Bayernwerk Natur GmbH and E.ON Business Solutions GmbH. The Munich-based Forschungsgesellschaft für Energiewirtschaft mbH (FfE) from Munich is also on board for energy technology consulting.
The partner companies “Southeast Bavaria is networking”:
Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Bischof + Klein SE & Co.KG,
Erdenwerk Gregor Ziegler GmbH, Josef Witt GmbH, König Ludwig GmbH & Co. KG – Schloßbrauerei Kaltenberg, LINHARDT GmbH & Co. KG, Molkerei MEGGLE Wasserburg GmbH & Co. KG, Motherson/ SMP Deutschland GmbH, RKW SE Wasserburg,
SLR Giesserei St. Leon-Rot GmbH, The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co. KG – Werk Neunburg vorm Wald, Wewatec GmbH – Werkstofftechnik Wackersdorf
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