Röchling expands sheets and films production facility in Germany

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Ingrid Teichmann was appointed one of the managing directors as of 1 May; as a symbol of her new role, Franz Lübbers (R) presented her with a steering wheel together with Florian Helmich

Röchling Maywo GmbH, part of the Röchling Group, has completed a €5m expansion project at its production facilities in Bad Grönenbach, Germany.

The project, which included the construction of a new logistics hall and expansion of the production facility, aims to strengthen Röchling’s position as a leading manufacturer of vacuum formable sheets and thermoplastics-made foils.

With the investment, said a 27 June Röchling statement, the operational site has been expanded by almost 10,000 square meters to incorporate a warehouse and production hall covering 5,000 square metres.

Röchling Maywo, which was acquired by the group in 2012, manufactures monolayer and co-extruded sheets and films made of polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and their derivatives.

The products are used in various sectors of industry, including automotive, electrical, refrigerators and cooling units.

Röchling Maywo sheets and foils are more specifically used to create ceiling or wall cladding in trains and coaches.

According to Franz Lübbers, who is responsible for Röchling Group’s Industrial division, the expansion is part of the group’s “clear strategy”, which is characterised by an orientation towards innovation and the development of new materials.

Additionally, Ingrid Teichmann, who has been with the company since 1996, was introduced as the one of managing directors of Röchling Maywo. She was appointed to the position in May and will be jointly sharing the responsibility with Florian Helmich.

Röchling Maywo and the sites of Röchling Formaterm in Sweden and Röchling Rimito Plast in Finland make up the Thermoforming Group within the Industrial division of the Röchling Group.

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