In the last financial year, for the first time ever in the company’s history, AUER Packaging’s total turnover exceeded the magical number of EUR 100 million. This is an impressive increase of 23.5% compared to the previous year. What's more, the company is optimistic about 2019 too.
One of the reasons for this is a huge order from Volkswagen AG. It is the largest single order that AUER Packaging has ever received. As part of the agreement, all plants Europe-wide across the entire VW Group will be supplied with AUER containers.
A lot is happening on the investment front too as a new warehouse is currently being built at the Amerang site. It will increase storage capacity in the future by an extra 6,300 m2 of usable floorspace. As from spring 2019, eight lorries will be able to be loaded and unloaded at the same time at numerous loading bays there. Plans are currently under way for a third production hall as well as injection moulding machines. In addition, seven injection moulding machines, which have recently been delivered, are currently being set up and will significantly increase production volume of Euro and KLT containers when they come on stream in mid-March.
The leadership ranks were expanded in January 2019 in order to create the optimum conditions to ensure future growth for the company and meet any related challenges head-on. New members were appointed to the leadership team with responsibility for four central key areas: Katharina Stoiber (30) is responsible for Finance, Monika Schmid (26) is in charge of Sales, Michael Wenninger (28) is responsible both for Administration and Training & Further Training, and Sergej Andert (30) has been appointed to the leadership team with responsibility for Production.