RKW Group - June

40 Years of Film Production in Nordhorn

Frankenthal (Germany), June 04, 2019 - On May 25, 2019, the RKW Site in Nordhorn celebrated its 40th anniversary with a festive day for employees and their families. The production Site for plastic films with about 150 employees opened the factory gates for approximately 500 guests and celebrated its anniversary. RKW Nordhorn was established in 1979 and has been part of the RKW Group since 2002.

Founded in 1979 as AOE Plastic GmbH, RKW Nordhorn is today a state-of-the-art production Site for plastic films. Since the beginning, the Site has been producing films for transport safety. In the early 90s, films for hygiene articles were added. A lot has changed since then. For instance, products are becoming thinner, more durable and more sustainable.

The Site's 150 employees process about 25,000 tonnes of polyethylene and polypropylene per year. The plastic films are then further processed by the customers, e.g., in feminine care products, diapers or other baby care products, or are being used directly as pallet and transport protection. RKW Nordhorn is one of the region's top-selling plants and is also part of the "Ems-Achse" plastics network, a regional association of the plastics processing industry.

The employees' relatives had the chance to see live how such a plastic film is made: For the anniversary celebration on 25 May, the doors opened all day for around 500 visitors, so that employees from all shifts had the opportunity to show their families their workplace and the production area. The RKW employees guided the visitors through the Site in the secured area and showed a somewhat reduced but realistic production. Afterwards, the guests were able to fortify themselves at the barbecue buffet. The children had fun in the bouncy castle and other small attractions. It was a successful day on which the 40th anniversary of RKW Nordhorn was duly celebrated.

"The visitors were very interested in learning more about the production processes. Thanks to the commitment of our volunteer event helpers, they gained exciting insights into the world of plastics. This - and the excellent weather - made the anniversary celebration a complete success," said RKW Nordhorn's General Manager Nande van Aken.

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com.


The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW’s sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.

In the fiscal year 2018, RKW generated total sales of EUR 878 million. About 3,000 employees process 367,000 tonnes of plastic materials at 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan “When excellence matters”, the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company’s success.

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