Ronsberg, 27 April 2017. As a global partner, the team from Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging, one of the leading manufacturers of innovative packaging solutions in the world, will be presenting a new, fresh brand identity and an even larger product range to potential and existing customers at Interpack 2017.
With 6400 employees at 22 production sites on three continents around the world, Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging works constantly to analyse the different markets and the challenges they set. Huhtamaki creates, develops and successfully markets products that are tailored to customer needs. With the increase in capacity as a result of acquiring Positive Packaging in Dubai or Fiomo in Prague, for example, Huhtamaki is launching an even larger product range on the market and, as a consequence, more innovative packaging ideas and ultimately packaging solutions. Those who attend the Interpack 2017 trade fair will be able to get first glimpse of these and many other product samples and solutions from the global portfolio. In addition to the tried-and-tested standard materials, first and foremost Huhtamaki will be presenting three areas in detail:
- The possibilities of extrusion laminates
- Specialised pouch materials
- The world of thermoforming
Repositioning and reorganisation in Europe
With the visual repositioning in Europe, some things have also changed internally at Huhtamaki: as a result of the organisation's specialisation in the three Business Units – Personal & Healthcare, Petfood and Food & Beverages – with an even greater focus on customers, the global player is now able to tailor the products even more effectively to the needs of the corresponding industrial sectors. Visitors to Huhtamaki's exhibition stand will be able to find out about the details of the reorganisation in a one-to-one chat. Company presentation: Huhtamaki
Today, the Huhtamaki Group with its headquarters in Espoo, Finland, consists of the four business divisions Flexible Packaging, Molded Fiber, North America and Food Service. In 2016, , the Group generated a turnover of approx. 2.9 billion euros with approx. 17,000 employees at 74 production sites in 31 different countries. This makes Huhtamaki to one of the biggest packaging manufacturers of consumer goods and special applications in the world.
The Flexible Packaging business division consists of 24 sites around the world with a turnover of 870 million in 2016. It is represented in Europe by three plants in Ronsberg, Tortona (northern Italy) and, since the beginning of 2016, by one plant near Prague (Czech Republic). With this new acquisition, a total of around 1300 members of staff are now employed in the Flexible Packaging division across Europe. At present, 1050 members of staff are employed at the site in Ronsberg. This means that the number of employees is at the same level as the previous year.
At the sites in Europe, customised packaging solutions are now produced for the most diverse product areas: from pet food, ice cream and confectionery to coffee, soup and ready-made meals, all the way through to pharmaceuticals and laminates for tubes in the toothpaste and body care industry. In the rural Allgäu region, packaging is made for well-known brands, such as Knorr, Magnum, Maggi, Colgate, Whiskas, Felix, Bifi and Rittersport. About Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging
Huhtamaki is one of the leading manufacturers of innovative packaging solutions worldwide. With a total of 24 sites in Europe, Asia and America, the Flexibles division specialises in the manufacture of flexible packaging materials. Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging produces pioneering packaging solutions for the foodstuff, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Press contact
Alexandra Dörflinger | Marketing Manager
Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging Europe
Office: +49 (0) 8306 77 343
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Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging Germany GmbH & Co.KG