On the greenfield site in the Czech Republic

News | 24/05/2024

At the beginning of the 90s, Klaus Thimm wanted to further gear his company towards an international customer structure. Thimm’s vision: to expand the packaging company into the Central and Eastern European markets.

At the same time, Thimm recognised the economic upturn in the industrialised nation of the Czech Republic which he wanted to support with his packaging: “After all, everyone needs packaging for their products.”

After numerous trips and exchanges, it was clear: the next plant was going to be built in the Czech Republic. In Všetaty, a small town north of Prague, it was possible to acquire 50,000 square metres of land. Klaus Thimm saw the opportunity to supply international customers at their sites in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the most efficient way from this town.

And so the subsidiary THIMM Obaly (English: THIMM Packaging) was founded. In April 1995, construction of the 5,000 m2 plant “on the greenfield site” began. Production started in 1996 and the official opening took place in May 1996.

Shortly afterwards, a corrugator, which was one of the most cutting-edge in Europe at the time, was installed at the plant. In addition, the production area was tripled to 15,000 square metres and the number of employees almost doubled to around 100. In 1998, the Czech site became the first Czech plant in the packaging industry to obtain the strict ISO 9001 standard.

And the success story in the Czech Republic continues …

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