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High-quality packaging Bischof + Klein looks back at a corporate history spanning 125 years

High-quality packaging Bischof + Klein looks back at a corporate history spanning 125 years

High-quality packaging Bischof + Klein looks back at a corporate history spanning 125 years

Bischof + Klein UK is expanding with focus on consumer packaging. In recent years, the company (annual turnover approx. 22 million pounds) has invested a total of over five million pounds in modernising the plant in Telford, increasing the extrusion and print capacities. The number of employees has risen by 10 percent.

 

The B+K GROUP British subsidiary in Shropshire started 35 years ago with the manufacture of industrial flexible plastic packaging. Today, the company is focussed on manufacturing high-quality packaging films for consumer goods. Amongst other sectors B+K UK produces flexible plastic packaging for the food, pet food and hygiene industries. The plant is equipped with four state of the art flexographic printing presses, printing up to ten colours.

 

B+K UK was the first foreign subsidiary for the German packaging specialist Bischof + Klein, which was founded 125 years ago. The B+K-GROUP is one of Europe's leading full-service suppliers of industrial and consumer packaging as well as technical films. "Bischof + Klein enjoys an outstanding reputation in the UK", says Günter Eickholt, managing director of B+K UK. Customers value the outstanding print quality, the reliable high quality film performance and the comprehensive service. "Of course, we also benefit from the B+K-GROUP know-how and back-up."

 

One of B+K UK's other advantages are its employees. Günter Eickholt: "There is a special team spirit here. This helps us keep skilled, experienced people in the company." The company provides in-house training for its junior staff and offers apprenticeships for the development of young people. In collaboration with various learning institutions, the company trains industrial mechanics, process engineers, printers and future managers in accordance with the model set by our German parent company.