"We are proud that we have become an integral part of the region over the past 25 years," says Managing Director Carsten Niedenführ. "This is a wonderful occasion to say 'Thank you' to our employees in the form of a celebration." The company in Nordhausen is a division of the Northeim-based THIMM Group, the leading supplier for packaging and distribution of goods. The Thimm Packaging Systems division specializes in multi-material packaging and related services such as packaging development, packaging services and needs-based logistics solutions. "When the demand for packaging systems rose sharply at the beginning of the 1990s, particularly in the automotive industry, it quickly became clear that customer enquiries with small quantities and high packaging costs could no longer be met in Northeim. In the search for further production halls, the old premises of IFA-Motorenwerke in Nordhausen were found," says Carsten Niedenführ, explaining the choice of location. The Thimm Packaging Systems division, which was founded in 1994 as a subsidiary of the Thimm Group under the name Thimm Verpackung und Service GmbH, started operations in Nordhausen with five employees and 1,500 m2 of production space.
Managing Director Carsten Niedenführ describes the development of the company: "Our headquarters in Nordhausen has grown continuously over the past 25 years. Today almost 400 employees work here, the production area has increased to more than 50,000 m² and is spread over three factory buildings with corrugated board processing, wood production and packaging. An additional expansion of the site is planned". In addition to four other German sites in Neuburg an der Donau, Bremen, Duisburg and Germersheim, production will also take place in Chotětov (Czech Republic) and Puebla (Mexico).
The range of services starts with the development of the packaging, adapted to the contents to be transported. Protection, costs and environmental compatibility are the decisive criteria here. In addition to the automotive industry, Thimm Packaging Systems today develops packaging systems for customers in the medical, solar, construction and technology sectors. "We work independently of materials and can therefore always use the raw materials best suited to customer requirements. These include solid board, corrugated board, foams, wood and special protective films. What we do not produce ourselves, we obtain from qualified partners," explains Carsten Niedenführ. "The focus is always on finding the best solution".
Thimm Packaging Systems is a business division of the Northeim-based Thimm Group. Thimm Group is the leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays, packaging systems combining a range of materials and print products for further industrial processing. The company’s product offerings are further enhanced by a wide range of associated packaging services covering the entire supply chain. Its customers include prestigious branded product groups from across all sectors. Founded in 1949, the family-owned business has more than 3,200 employees at 19 sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Mexico and generates annual revenues of around 645 million euros.