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In our news and press area we will keep you informed about news from the Panther Group. What innovations does Panther offer for the point of sale? And what investments is Panther planning? This page keep you up-to-date.

Creativity and originality impress - Innovation Prize Corrugated Board for Staedtler’s Galaxy display

Staedtler’s Back-to-school campaign for 2020 was dedicated to the theme of ‘Distant Galaxies and Planets’. This boldly visualised at the PoS by the secondary placement developed together with Panther Display in the form of a rocket being launched vertically, on its way into space. The incredibly successful consumer promotion item has now received a national award. The corrugated board innovation prize, which is organised every two years by the Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie e.V. (VDW - Corrugated Board Industry Associaton), has just selected the winners for 2020/2021. Panther Display was awarded second place by the jury in the Display category.

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Flexible gift packaging for Easter, Mother's Day and so many other occasions

This year, the Panther subsidiary in Coswig came up with a very special packaging for ideal Easter presents. A nest in the form of an Easter egg, which can be filled with eggnog bottles, for example.

A basic folding box was designed for an outer packaging corresponding to Easter under the premise that this concept could also be converted for other holidays, such as Valentine's Day and the annual Mother's Day in May. This represented an additional component for the developers, as both an Easter egg and a heart shape were to be created. In addition, safe transport of the goods must be ensured, for which a compartment is provided.

 

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Shaping the future with the "Panther pro nature” strategic approach

Sustainability has already been a high priority for the Panther Group for decades. This global concern and the associated sense of responsibility towards the environment is constantly in focus. Sustainability is viewed holistically according to the three pillars of ecology, economy and social issues. These are used to define targets, examine processes and to continuously adapt to the latest developments. Consequently, an overall solution is developed and not just individual solution modules, in order to align our daily actions with it. This is what our Panther pro nature strategy, which is an integral part of our corporate strategy, stands for.

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Create your professional future in 2021 - Panther Group offers numerous apprenticeships

In the summer of 2021, many young persons will once again decide to set the course for a professional career by starting an apprenticeship. In addition to the challenges of finding the individually preferred apprenticeship position for young professionals, the uncertainties caused by the corona pandemic are added this year. Since the outbreak of the virus, the Panther Group has taken the necessary precautions to ensure the health of its employees and the continuation of the entire production process as a system-relevant company in the packaging industry. This also applies to the junior staff already employed by Panther, for whom the family-run company is particularly committed. The comprehensive protective measures introduced at an early stage were the prerequisite for all employees to be able to work in the required hygienic working environment.

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Südwestkarton strengthens die-cutting capacities again

Südwestkarton GmbH & Co. KG, based in Illingen is logically continuing its investment strategy and has added another flatbed die-cutter to strengthen its machine fleet. This high-end die-cutter is especially suitable for fabricating high-quality transport and sales packaging, and expands the previous die-cutting facilities.

The new flatbed die-cutter has a fully automatic sheet feeder, a power register for sheet alignment with minimum tolerances at the sheet insertion point, and an electronic steering and control unit. The die-cutter is suitable for almost all corrugated board qualities and processes sheet formats from a minimum of 520 x 730 mm to a maximum of 1,300 x 2,100 mm for flute types E- to BC-flute.

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Altonaer Wellpappenfabrik makes further investments in state-of-the-art technology

Following investments in an additional rotary die-cutter at the end of 2020, Altonaer Wellpappenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG based in Tornesch (near Hamburg) and belonging to the Panther Group will invest further in productivity and capacity.

The central palletiser system for finished goods will be replaced in the spring of 2021. Since the WIP storage system was already fully automated in the whole plant in 2019, renewal of the palletising now allows digitalisation of the entire workflow throughout the company.

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