History

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Milestones from our corporate history

1949

Walter Felix Thimm founds the company in Herzberg am Harz

1959

Our own corrugated cardboard production starts

1970

Klaus Thimm becomes a personally liable shareholder alongside his father

Establishment of own European sales network in France, the Netherlands and Denmark

1978

Introduction of the patented belt pre-press process for high-quality packaging printing

1990

Corporate strategy expands to cover central and eastern Europe as well as specialisation and large-scale customer strategy

1994

Market entry in the Czech Republic with the construction of a corrugated cardboard factory on a green field site near Prague

1996

Construction of the central printing works for Flexo pre-press in Northeim

1999

Introduction of the corporate umbrella brand THIMM – THE HIGHPACK COMPANY and division of the range of products and services into the Packaging, Print, Display, Service (multiple materials) and Consulting divisions.

2000

Retirement of Klaus Thimm from operations and move to the advisory board. Mathias Schliep takes over as managing director.

Expansion of the display division due to the takeover of a manufacturer in this market segment

2006

Market entry in Romania and construction of a new factory to expand further in eastern Europe

Purchase of a packaging specialist for multiple materials in southern Germany

2007

New corporate identity under the THIMM – THE HIGHPACK GROUP umbrella brand. All divisions receive their own logo so that they can independently develop in their market segments.

2010

Strategic partnership with Christiansen Print (Ilsenburg); expansion of the market position as the largest Flexo pre-press in Europe for the corrugated cardboard industry

2011

Expansion of the production network in central and eastern Europe as a result of the majority shareholding in a corrugated cardboard factory in southern Poland within the framework of a joint venture with the Spanish packaging company SAICA

2013

Acquisition of Hohendahl Wellkarton GmbH (Essen) as third site of THIMM Display

Commissioning of new production locations in the Bremen freight centre and Duisburg port

2014

Acquisition of REKA plant in Lohhof and foundation of THIMM Verpackung Süd

2015

Commissioning of new production locations in Germersheim and Puebla (Mexico)

Building of a new production location for THIMM Verpackung in Holledau

2016

Full takeover of Christiansen Print GmbH with sites in Ilsenburg and Garancières-en-Beauce (France)

2017

Commissioning of the new production facility in Wolnzach (Plant Holledau)

Kornelius Thimm joins the Management Board of the Thimm Group

Commissioning of the first digital HP PageWide T1100S web press in Ilsenburg

2018

Creation of the e-commerce platform CARTONARA® for standardised packaging and added-value accessories

2019

Brand fusion of THIMM Verpackung, THIMM Display and THIMM Packaging to THIMM pack‘n‘display

Takeover of the Polish supplier of corrugated cardboard packaging United Packaging SA by TOP Packaging

Takeover of the German ISL Gruppe, a supplier of foam solutions and technical moulded parts, by THIMM Packaging Systems

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