Wörrstädter gluing centre expands
Investments of more than EUR 4 million implemented
Thimm has installed another new production line only a few months after commissioning its last folder gluer. This expansion at the Wörrstadt site is intended to meet the increasing demand for e-commerce packaging. With this machine investment of EUR 4.2 million the packaging manufacturer is aiming for zero-defect deliveries with minimal production time.
The expansion of the Wörrstadt gluing centre is gathering pace this summer with the commissioning of the new Bahmüller Turbox BTX 2300 folder gluer, including the power packer auxiliary unit. “This investment has added an efficient and extraordinarily fast system to our machinery stock which will further improve our production processes and our products,” says Michael Weber, Head of Corporate Strategy + Marketing. The folder gluer has the most modern setup design on the market. “This simplifies operation for our employees and significantly shortens set-up times,” adds Michael Weber.
During processing, the sensor system on the folder gluer checks the quality of the gluing and, if necessary, ejects faulty packaging fully automatically and at full speed. A Tear Strip Applicator for applying tear strips, a Silicone Paper Applicator for processing self-adhesive strips with millimetre precision and an Angled Conveyor Belt from the company Enpro add the finishing touches to the machine. The new downstream automatic bundling power packer uses the automatic counting and separating station to take the packaging directly from the shingle stream. Michael Weber explains the design: “Downstream assemblies can often negatively impact production speed. However, our new production line is perfectly attuned to maintain maximum speed.”
A palletising robot from the company MuK completes the investment: “Our new high-performance robot can stack several rows and layers of boxes on top of each other in a single operation even before the stacks are placed on pallets. It doesn't go any faster than this,” adds Michael Weber. The stacks are automatically transported via conveyor belts to the new pallet inserter which in a fully automatic process places the pallets under the stacks, thereby completing the new folding box line.
The machinery at the site in Carl-Benz-Straße is fully supporting Thimm Group’s strategic focus on the consumer goods industry. The family business also wants to expand its future production capacities at the Wörrstadt plant, especially for e-commerce packaging, with another production line for 2023 currently being planned.
The Thimm Group is a leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its solutions portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays and print products for further industrial processing. Through its innovative and sustainable solutions, Thimm helps its customers to differentiate and individualise themselves in the market. To this end, in its sustainability vision for 2030, the family business anticipates economic, environmental and social challenges in advance and solves them. Thimm Group's aspiration is to always offer customers the best solution. This strong customer focus drives the innovation and the pioneering spirit of the company. There is therefore consistent investment in expanding the company’s market presence as well as in future-oriented technologies. Founded in 1949, the family business currently has more than 2,500 employees at 13 sites in Germany, France, Poland, Romania, and the Czech Republic, and generated annual revenue of around EUR 698 million in 2021.
Thimm pack'n'display, as part of the Thimm Group, offers the best customer solution for the packaging and display of merchandise. The business division supports projects throughout Europe, from consultancy to development, design, production and packaging through to distribution. The customer base includes the global branded goods industry, both online and bricks and mortar.