“Cartonara has developed so exceptionally well since it was founded in March 2018, that we had been looking for new, larger premises,” says Michael Weber, Head of Corporate Strategy + Marketing at Thimm Group. Cartonara employees previously worked out of offices within the PFH. “However, we had outgrown the space there. We also want to pool all our start-up activities – some of which were still based in Northeim – in one central site. This site in Göttingen was selected because the collaboration with the University of Göttingen, the PFH and other local companies has been a very good experience for us. This proximity of this site is therefore very important to us,” continues Michael Weber.
The idea is that in future all the activities of Thimm start-ups and other collaboration start-ups will be clustered at the new location near Göttingen city centre. “We will continue to further drive the expansion of our start-ups from this site, in other words, we will position them for the future and grow them profitably,” explains Michael Weber.
The 400 square-metre area above the roofs of the university city is divided into a modern open-plan office with a separate brainstorming area, two conference rooms with the latest media technology and a smaller meeting room. 12 employees currently work at the new site. An official opening event is planned for later this year, contingent on the further development of the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of Thimm Group, Cartonara offers standardised solutions for e-commerce dealers. Thimm Group's combined packaging expertise is reflected in the product range of the online shop www.kartonara.de. This includes cardboard boxes, folding boxes and shipping packaging, cushion materials, filler and house removal materials, as well as packaging and removal accessories.
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, packaging systems combining various materials along with print products for further industrial processing. Through its innovative and sustainable solutions Thimm helps its customers 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 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. Therefore, there is consistent investment in expanding the company’s market presence and in future-oriented technologies. Founded in 1949, the family business currently has more than 3,400 employees at 21 sites in Germany, France, Poland, Romania and Czech Republic and generated annual revenues of around EUR 623 million in 2019. For more information visit www.thimm.com