Fit for the Future

Gissler & Pass launches ambitious investment programme at Rodenberg and  Jülich locations

The specialist in customised, creative packaging and display solutions fabricated from corrugated board, Gissler & Pass GmbH, has commenced construction work on an extension to its plant in the town of Rodenberg near Hanover. The project is part of a comprehensive investment programme aimed at increasing efficiency, creating added capacity, and guaranteeing performance capability in the long term.

The new building will add another 11,000 sqm of floor space to the Rodenberg plant. Beside the brand new five-colour high-quality Flexo inline machine and an additional flatbed die cutter, the entire plant is equipped with cutting-edge conveyor systems to ensure fully automated, efficient operation upstream and downstream of the production and processing gear. This modernization effort has helped to entrench the plant as a centre of excellence for the just-in-time production of high-grade multi-colour flexo- and offset-printed sets of packaging and displays.

Gissler & Pass’s ultra-short response and delivery times, combined with a broad variety of paper grades, corrugation types, and printing options, benefit branded companies and private label manufacturers when it comes to meeting the needs of the retail industry. Short times to market are critical for the success of manufacturers and retailers especially in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) market, where the race is on for consumer attention with promotionally effective packaging solutions and frequently changing designs.

“The total investment volume earmarked for Rodenberg is about 15 million euros. The conversion is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2015,” explains Gissler & Pass GmbH’s managing director, Thomas Gissler-Weber. At the same time, the Jülich plant sees the addition of a large-format flatbed die cutter and investments in internal automation being made. “Product lines, machinery, and facilities in Jülich and Rodenberg will then be similar. These two equivalent production sites for flexo- and offset-printed packaging will create additional production safety for the benefit of our customers,” is how Thomas explains the strategic investment decision.


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