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Tbs-pack expands with a new building in Erftstadt!

tbs-pack's expansion was launched with a groundbreaking in Erftstadt at the 18 September 2018

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Erftstadt, 18 September 2018:

The tbs-pack GmbH from Cologne is expanding: Together with the Althoff Industrie- und Verwaltungsbau GmbH from Meschede, the Europe-wide specialist for film packaging tbs-pack will construct an office building with technical centre and warehouse in the WirtschaftsPark Erftstadt by mid-2019.

"With many years of experience in the film sector, we produce our own brand Castelli-Film® (high-quality packaging and shrink films) at our worldwide production sites; completed by our second private brand Nero-Pack® packaging machines (end-of-line & logistics packaging), which are designed and produced in our group of companies. We are proud to be able to offer our customers the complete process chain from one single source; from the packaging machine to the appropriate consumables," explains Thomas Stumpp, one of the two managing directors of tbs-pack GmbH.

The ground-breaking ceremony with Mayor Volker Erner, business developer Ole Leger and other guests took place on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. Benedikt Schröder, Managing Director of tbs-pack, considers the cooperation with the city administration and the economic development agency Erftstadt to be extremely positive. The new business location in the WirtschaftsPark Erftstadt with its direct connection to the federal highway 265 and the motorways A 1 and A 61 be ideal. Cologne, the metropolis on the Rhine, can be reached in just 20 minutes and the Cologne/Bonn Airport in 25 minutes. 3,500 square metres of space will be used for a 2-storey office building and a warehouse with technical centre. In the future, customers will be given the unique opportunity to test their products on site and have the packaging machines individually designed. "The exchange of experience with our customers is of great importance to us," explains Benedikt Schröder. Thus, the technical centre offers space for the development of individual packaging solutions.

The new building and warehouse were designed according to the latest standards. A photovoltaic system and an air heat pump are installed to provide energy. The individual offices are open with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass walls. An additional co-working zone offers the team maximum flexibility on the one hand and an inspiring environment for the development of creative and innovative ideas on the other. The ground floor and 1st floor are connected by a single steel staircase with integrated lights.

Another special feature of this construction work is the gym for the employees, which will be located in a separate part of the big hall. " Health promotion at the workplace is a worthwhile investment for the employees. At the same time it strengthens the corporate culture and the team spirit", is how Benedikt Schröder explains this decision.

The company has already hired new employees for the location in the WirtschaftsPark from the surrounding area. In this context, the job exchange on the WirtschaftsPark website also helped. Mayor Volker Erner is not only pleased about the new jobs, but also about the new location of the owner-managed company. The demand for commercial space has been booming for quite a while now. Erner sees one reason for this in the fact that hardly any large areas are still available in big cities and if they are, then at horrendous prices: "It is therefore important for us to pave the way for the up-coming years. In addition to new residential areas, we also need new commercial areas, which must be already built today."

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