The German independent packaging group, Thimm, is planning investments of €6m for its Wörrstadt site by 2023. These investments will include the installation of three speciality gluers with associated peripherals.
This investment is part of the planned expansion of the company’s product portfolio that began in 2020 with sustainable e-commerce packaging and special packaging with high-quality digital, flexo and offset printing, as well as product-carrying sales displays. In addition, pre-press is being significantly expanded and more closely networked within the Thimm Group.
In the Wörrstadt facility, a new gluing department is being built. Michael Weber, Manager of Strategy+ Marketing, explains, “We are pleased that the construction of the gluing centre in Wörrstadt is now picking up speed. The first Bahmüller gluer with auxiliary unit will be installed in the third quarter. The associated peripheral works are already in progress. Another new Bahmüller gluer with a downstream Power Packer and an MuK palletising robot have been ordered and are expected to be installed in the second quarter of 2022. We are also planning for a third new machine in 2023.”
The new machinery complements the existing gluing machines at the site in Carl-Benz-Straße. Up until the end of last year, mainly sales displays and decorations made of corrugated board were produced here. Since then, the path towards the extended portfolio has been laid out. “Our Wörrstadt site is currently developing from a pure display producer into a manufacturer of e-commerce packaging and product-carrying sales displays. This makes Wörrstadt an important long-term building block in the strategic planning of our entire company group,” adds Weber.
In parallel, the new ‘Prepress & Print Solutions- department is currently creating a central interface for data management, pre-press and printing in the Thimm Group. Weber concludes, “This new department is fulfilling a key function within the Thimm Group. Through our cross-site teams and our use of future-oriented technologies, we are also ensuring the ongoing development of the digital workflow from Wörrstadt. This is a central component of our group’s digitalisation strategy. The workflow enables us to react flexibly to customer requirements and thus be the benchmark. Our pre-press experts from Wörrstadt are a fundamental part of this team.”