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90 years of Wepoba Wellpappenfabrik

Founded in 1931 as the Wellpappen-, Post- und Bahnkistenfabrik, Wepoba Wellpappenfabrik is celebrating nine decades of being one of the most modern companies in the corrugated board industry. Since becoming affiliated with the Panther Group in 1967, Wepoba Wellpappenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG has made continuously successful developments. Since the turn of this millennium in particular, which has been characterised by major investments throughout the Group, the plant has taken delivery of machines, which make use of the latest technologies in die-cutting and printing for the production of a wide variety of packaging and displays.

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SOS Children's Village inauguration: Children made of corrugated board conquer the HafenCity in Hamburg

Extraordinary opening ceremony in Hamburg's HafenCity: 1,000 life-size, green children's figures made of corrugated board, provided by the Altonaer Wellpappenfabrik, symbolized the inauguration of an unusual SOS Children's Village in Hamburg-Dulsberg in August. This rare, but at the same time completely tailored to the expertise of the company, belonging to the Panther Group, is proof of the flexibility and responsiveness of the experts at Altonaer Wellpappenfabrik GmbH & Co.KG, based in Tornesch (Germany). In this way, they were able to enable the organizers to realize an alternative celebration in a straightforward and timely manner.

SIRPLUS’ success story continues in the online world

The beginnings for the founders of SIRPLUS were accompanied by major challenges and the start-up idea was initially laughed at on the well-known TV start-up show "Die Höhle der Löwen” (the German equivalent of Dragons' Den). ( “SIRPLUS is an impact start-up that operates throughout Germany and works to combat food waste. We bring surplus food back into circulation by offering it for sale in our so-called “saviour markets” and in our online shop.”* This is how the now very successful young company describes its philosophy.

German Packaging Award for the Panther Group

As part of the creative experience strategy, the Nuremberg-based company Staedtler has dedicated its back-to-school campaign for 2021 to the topic of "nature". The PoS staging created for this by Panther Display GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded with the German Packaging Prize in the product presentation category for its outstanding performance. Once again, the company has received an award for inspiring and extraordinary displays.


Panther Display

85 years of Panther Display - Expansion and specialization under the umbrella of the Panther Group

Otto Kriegsch, founded in 1936, became part of the Panther Group in 2002. The company's core competencies have since been consistently expanded by Panther Display GmbH & Co. KG. With the relocation of the company to Wustermark, in the immediate neighborhood of the Wepoba Wellpappenfabrik, expansion took off at a rapid pace. Today, Panther Display is celebrating its 85th anniversary as a successful specialist in PoS productions. For some years now, the company has also positioned itself as a competent service partner for the pharmaceutical industry: Thanks to the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) manufacturing license in accordance with Section 13 of the German Medicines Act, Panther Pharma Service offers a wide range of services. These are also offered for further industries, such as food and beverages.

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Offering our services to fight the pandemic

Panther Pharma Service, Panther Display’s specialised service for the pharmaceutical industry, assembles and packages the medical product CentoKit-19™ for CENTOGENE GmbH. CentoKit-19™ is a corona-virus self-test kit, that allows the throat swab to be taken independently and then collected from home for laboratory analysis.


45 years of RRK Wellpappenfabrik in Bottrop - Focused on growth and success

Once again, RRK Wellpappenfabrik GmbH & Co.KG in Bottrop draws a clear balance on the occasion of its company anniversary: In the past five years, the company, which belongs to the Panther Group, was founded in 1976 and has recorded unrestrained growth in every respect. Continuous investments in state-of-the-art systems and technology as well as logistics, which have amounted to over € 20 million since 2016, certainly have a share in this. In addition, the consistent strengthening of the current 240 employees contributes to this. Thanks to extensive possibilities of trainings and education, they were able to further expand their qualifications. The further increase in the number of trainees (a total of 25 with a share of 11% of the entire team today) contributes to being highly qualified and competent to meet the increasing customer requirements at all times in the future.


Vitamins and minerals ready-made for retail shelves - Taxofit® uses Panther's service expertise

As part of the longstanding cooperation between the Klosterfrau Healthcare Group and the Panther Group, an extensive project in the field of packing, namely various Taxofit® products for several retail chains, is currently being implemented.

Panther supplies markets with mix trays in customer-defined fillings of vitamin and mineral supplements. For other markets, different Taxofit® tablets are sorted by type in trays provided for this purpose.

The task of Panther Display GmbH & Co. KG include printing the packaging blanks, laminating, punching, breaking out, erecting trays and loading the packaging through to inserting filler pieces, that are individually adapted to the product selection to avoid cavities.

Lilys Kitchen

The performance of optimal services - Pre-assembled promotion à la carte

Lily`s Kitchen starts the launch of Lily's Kitchen in Germany in close cooperation with Panther Display GmbH & Co. KG. In a trusting collaboration, Panther Display has developed and produced a 1/4 Chep display based on corrugated board, which Panther delivers fully assembled to specialist retailers.

The different products, which vary greatly in their primary packaging, filling quantities and sizes, are presented on a total of five tray levels. Bags, cans, hanging goods, folding boxes and SRP variations are filled directly into the display by the Panther Display employees in the space specially created for the service offerings. According to the customer's specifications, all Lily's Kitchen products for healthy cat nutrition can be found in the secondary placement, ready for placement in specialist shops.

Funny Fan Kurve

Funny-frisch fan curve for the European Football Championship - Stadium atmosphere for chips and snacks

The well-known brand manufacturers Intersnack and Panther Display entered into another partnership on the occasion of the European Football Championship 2020, which has been postponed by a year. Various placements were made under particularly unusually strict time constraints, caused by the pandemic-related planning imponderables. These take into account the different needs and space available at the PoS for the snack items of the brand funny-frisch.