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Automation creates more productivity - Panther Pharma Service is expanding at a rapid pace

With the investment in three high-performance machines, Panther Pharma Service is currently expanding its capacities and increasing its productivity again. The service for the pharmaceutical industry based at Panther Display GmbH & Co. KG is reacting to increasing market requirements and increasing its production speed significantly. A combination machine consisting of a cartoner as well as a form, fill and seal machine, a banding machine and a sleeve/shrink tunnel now complement the machine park with important service providers for the complex production steps.

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). (https://www.vox.de/cms/die-hoehle-derloewen-2019-georg-kofler-platzt-beimsirplus-pitz-der-kragen-4409200.html). “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.

The jury found: “The display stands out with its consistent reinforcement of the brand communication in the brand’s colour and form language. The design makes customers aware of the subject area of painting. One particular highlight of the design is the tree protruding from the side, which attracts visual and tactile attention thanks to the design with a paper honeycomb rosette. The naturalness of the tree goes hand-in-hand with the consistent setting of the display as a paper-based single-material solution including the concealed corrugated cardboard pallet as a product carrier."

 

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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