During a plant tour, the guests were able to gain an insight into manufacturing which consistently follows the most stringent environmental, safety and quality management guidelines. They were also impressed by the new improvements to in-plant logistics. This project was realised parallel to expansion. One interesting detail for the customers: thanks to this infrastructure upgrade, just-in-time orders can now be realised even faster. Another component of the expansion process: a new, fully-separate warehouse which also meets the highest standards of the foodstuffs industry in accordance with FSSC 22000. Considering the weather conditions in Northern Europe, this means that finished products no longer need to be stored outside. Furthermore, it also guarantees perfect, order-based storage in line with customer orders, providing customers with even more reliability of supply and flexibility.
Growing customer figures, long-term partnerships
Veit Enders, Business Unit Manager EMEA Schütz, and Erik Platek, General Manager Schütz Nordic, welcomed representatives from the areas of industry, business and politics. Numerous international customers representing a wide variety of sectors also took up on the Schütz invitation and were thanked by Enders in his speech for decades of mutual trust and ensuing long-term partnerships. At the same time, he emphasised the significance of the Nordic countries – an extremely important market for Schütz right from the very start, where the company has meanwhile also established itself as the largest reconditioner. The competence displayed by Schütz in reprocessing containers and reusing recovered plastics is a key component of the company’s sustainability strategy.
Platek also expressed his gratitude to those present for the prevailing long-term and successful business relationships. On the company’s 20th anniversary, he reviewed the development of the Norwegian location. His outlook for the future promises continuity and steady expansion by means of ongoing investment. In her welcoming remarks, Margrethe Haarr, the Deputy Mayor, praised the company’s efforts and the positive effect it has on the business region as a whole. After all, Schütz Nordic is one of the most important employers in the province of Hedmark and has made an essential contribution towards its development.
20 years of Schütz Nordic – a proud record
With these current measures, Schütz Nordic is once again increasing flexibility and reliability of supply for its customers. And the packaging specialist is also underlining its leading market position in Northern Europe. The plant was commissioned in 1999. 2003 saw comprehensive technological upgrades and conversion to automatic production facilities. Since then, the location has been distributing the extensive Schütz product range of IBCs and drums made of plastic and steel on the Scandinavian market, including the Schütz Ticket Service. In August 2011, after relocating to a larger operational site, a new plant opened with state-of-the-art production technology. 2013 saw the company embark on a co-operation with All-emballage. This Swedish reconditioner had meanwhile become a fully-owned subsidiary of Schütz. A year later, the plant was certified in accordance with the FSSC 22000 industrial standard within the framework of launching Foodcert and Cleancert packaging.