Close Partnership with Emil Deiss KG
Frankenthal (Germany), February 12, 2020 – RKW has expanded its production capacity for waste bags at the Echte Site. The company commissioned two new production lines with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes per year. This brings the film manufacturer's total stock to ten lines with an annual capacity of 15,000 tonnes. The continuous expansion measures in this product area are linked to a strong and long-term partnership with Emil Deiss KG.
Since 2013, RKW has been continuously investing in new employees and technologies at the Echte Site, with special emphasis on efficient processes and products. The capacities for garbage bags alone have been expanded in the past two years with an investment volume totaling 1.6 million euros. In this area, RKW has for many years enjoyed a close partnership with Emil Deiss KG. After a competitor, who also supplied Deiss, recently ceased production, RKW took over the additional capacities.
"We are pleased that we have been able to increase the production of waste bags by a further 3,000 tonnes," says Dr. Markus Brinkmann, Director Site Echte. "This underlines the close partnership with Emil Deiss KG and the importance of the garbage bag as a sustainable product for our location". At the new facilities, RKW produces waste bags in the "Premium" and "Premium plus" categories.
Focus on sustainability
The plant in Echte specializes in the development and manufacture of environmentally friendly and resource-saving industrial packaging solutions and waste bags. In a three-stage production process, FFS films, shrink films and ready-made bags are produced here. "Sustainability is a special differentiating feature of the films," Brinkmann emphasizes. Waste bags are produced in genuine materials with a high percentage of regenerated material. With its investment policy, RKW has also been optimizing energy efficiency for years through continuous process improvement and modern technologies.
The RKW Group is an independent, privately 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 tons 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.