Finishing & Screen Printing
Thimm Group focuses on investments in Wörrstadt: New gluing centre for packaging planned
Friday 16. July 2021 - Thimm, the family business, is planning investments of six million euros in its Wörrstadt site by 2023. These investments will include the installation of three folding box gluing machines with associated peripherals. T
his represents the expansion of the 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.
Thimm Group, headquartered in Northeim in Lower Saxony and with 21 locations in Europe, continues to invest in Wörrstadt: A new gluing centre for packaging is being built in the production plant. 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 folding box gluing machine with auxiliary unit will be installed in the third quarter. The associated peripheral works are already in progress. Another new machine with a downstream power packer and a 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. 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 leading 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 explains: “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.” The aim is to make pre-press faster and more flexible, thereby creating added value for both customers and Thimm.
Weber concludes: “We are currently looking for motivated employees who would like to play an active role in shaping our corporate development in Wörrstadt. We have vacancies in production, sales and purchasing. We continue to focus on the in-depth training of young people we are constantly developing our training programme. In Wörrstadt there are still some commercial apprenticeships to be awarded this year.”