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AUER Packaging First trade-fair appearance in two years
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First trade-fair appearance in two years

Finally back at a trade fair – and at the leading packaging exhibition at that! The industry visitors at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg had an opportunity to learn all about our comprehensive, proven and cross-industry line of products at our approximately 440-square-metre booth. AUER Packaging was the exhibitor with the most spacious booth at the trade fair. “The opportunity to meet in person once again with customers, partners and journalists after such a long time and to see them once again in the productive atmosphere of FachPack after the extended, corona-driven discontinuation of exhibitions was worth its weight in gold,” said Robert and Philipp Auer, the Managing Directors of AUER Packaging. “FachPack was and is the industry’s leading meeting site – we were happy that we were able to be there once again and have the size of booth that visitors are used to seeing!”

AUER Packaging AUER containers in vaccine logistics
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AUER containers in vaccine logistics

Did you know that the plastic intermediate bulk container (IBC) has played and is still playing a major role in the vaccination programme being waged to fight the coronavirus? AUER Packaging’s collapsible IBC containers that are equipped with a hygienic bag-in-the-box system and are perfectly designed for the effective transport of liquids are being used to ship key chemical components in vaccine production around the world. The design principle of the IBC combines a robust large load carrier that can be collapsed in a space-saving manner during empty transports with cost-effective and totally hygienic disposal liner bags. Thanks to this hygienic concept, the collapsible IBC can also be used in production facilities that have to meet the very highest hygienic standards – like the pharmaceutical industry.

AUER Packaging Construction of the logistics centre in Amerang gets underway
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Construction of the logistics centre in Amerang gets underway

Ready, set, go! After intensive planning, construction of the new logistics centre is now underway. The fully automated high-bay storage system will create numerous new jobs on site and is set to commence operations in summer 2022. The project is part of a series of investments and construction work intended to boost our company's performance and further improve its range of services: after production hall 3 was brought on stream in autumn 2020 and 15 extra injection moulding machines were purchased, including three of the largest in Bavaria, the new logistics centre is now being constructed at the Auer premises which now measure approx. 83,000 m2. The high-bay storage system, which will have 20,000 pallet storage spaces and will boast a floorspace measuring 6,000 m2, will optimise logistics processes on site. Part of the project involves a large photovoltaic system with 1.5 megawatts. The climate-neutral power it produces will be used to run the machines in the company’s own power supply system. Continuously updated images from our construction site webcam can be found here.

AUER Packaging 3<sup>rd</sup> production hall for our largest products
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3rd production hall for our largest products

Built in 2019 and equipped with machinery and brought on stream in 2020 – that is, in a nutshell, the story behind the development of the 3rd production hall in Amerang. The fact that this hall boasts exactly the same architecture as the two pre-existing halls means that another 3,000 m2 of production space were created. Hall 3 is responsible for some really big things, literally: only large-format products leave its production lines, such as Euro-format and DIN-format plastic pallets as well as big boxes and large load carriers with a capacity of up to 1,000 litres. At present, a total of six machines are in use here, including one of the largest injection moulding machines in Bavaria with a locking force of 4,500 tonnes. And the fleet of machines is set to grow even further: two more of the XXL machines and two more with a locking force of 1,700 tonnes have been ordered and will be delivered and brought on stream in spring and autumn 2021.

AUER Packaging Private customers profit from a tax cut
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Private customers profit from a tax cut

On 1 July, Germany’s value-added tax rate was cut from 19 percent to 16 percent. As part of this cut, our net prices will remain constant. But our gross prices will drop by nearly 3 percent. This is great news for all private customers and clubs that are not entitled to an input tax deduction and that will profit from the entire tax cut!

For our business customers, the value-added tax is treated in accounting terms as a transitory item, the amount of which has no impact on operating results. They can continue to count on stable net prices.

AUER Packaging Many products ready for dispatch within 24 hours!
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Many products ready for dispatch within 24 hours!

You’ve probably already noticed: For some weeks now, several of our product categories have been given a special designation. These products are shipped within 24 hours after receiving your order. The amount of time the shipping company needs for the delivery depends on several factors. But the bottom line is this: These products will reach you much faster than before.

Making this possible is the massive expansion of our production and storage capacities that we had pushed ahead with previously. And these efforts are continuing to make significant progress: We’ll be putting an additional production hall into operation in the near future, and we’ve begun construction of a high-performance logistics centre on our premises.

We’re already able to produce many very popular products to have in stock when you place your order so you’ll receive your AUER containers as soon as possible. And we’re continuously adding more product categories and models to our 24-hour range!

AUER Packaging Coronavirus: what customers of AUER Packaging need to know now
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Coronavirus: what customers of AUER Packaging need to know now

AUER Packaging has been able to proceed with the daily business under the current circumstances.

Please note that the present situation can change quickly. In case of any news or changes with regards to the daily business, we will try to inform you ASAP.

AUER Packaging is able to produce and deliver to the usual extend. Our current material stock lasts for 6 months and we will be in a position to produce and dispatch.

AUER Packaging A very British affair: Rolls-Royce’s engine division orders AUER containers
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A very British affair: Rolls-Royce’s engine division orders AUER containers

For decades, the name Rolls-Royce has been synonymous with extremely high-quality products. We are therefore particularly honoured that the British company has chosen us to supply it with high-quality plastic containers. Rolls-Royce not only manufactures exclusive cars but also aircraft engines. An order was placed in December for this business area which was primarily for Euro containers with hinge lids and solid (closed) big boxes. Thanks to their automation-friendly design, our containers meet the high standards of this renowned long-established manufacturer and its requirements in terms of modern and efficient intralogistics.

AUER Packaging Three innovative developments for FachPack 2019
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Three innovative developments for FachPack 2019

We will be arriving at the trade fair event of the year, FachPack in Nuremberg, with three innovative product developments to showcase. Firstly, customers will soon be able to enjoy a lot more flexibility when it comes to tool boxes. In the future they will be able to freely configure the three slots for the tool box racks themselves from 19 different options. This is all thanks to a configurator in the online store. The choice ranges from empty drawers and unloaded assortment boxes to loaded versions with various different combinations of insertable bins right through to sets with high-quality tools from high-end brand Garant. And thanks to full insulation from EPP foam, the tool box can now also be ordered as a passive cool and warm box.

The second and probably biggest innovative development which we will be unveiling to the audience at FachPack for the very first time, however, is the custom-sized containers. This means that, for the first time ever, AUER customers are completely free to decide what dimensions their containers should have. We can custom-make them for special applications based on customers’ wishes with the minimum dimensions being 18 cm x 18 cm x 17 cm and can make them for an astoundingly reasonable price! There are no upper limits, so long as the statics play along. The online configurator is also to thank here – customers can use it to configure their dream containers and order them with the perfect dimensions, right down to the very millimetre.

The third innovative development concerns the system trolley for Euro containers. This beloved helper is growing in two different directions. In addition to a height of 134 cm, a 200-cm-high version is now available as well. Alternatively, in addition to system trolleys for containers with basic dimensions of 60 cm x 40 cm, system trolleys can now also be ordered for Euro containers that have twice the basic dimensions at 80 cm x 60 cm.

AUER Packaging Construction of third production hall under way
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Construction of third production hall under way

We are continuing to invest in the Amerang site: in summer 2019 the go-ahead was given for work to commence on the construction of a third production hall at our approx. 50,000 m2 premises. From an architectural point of view, it will be designed and constructed in the same way as the other two existing production halls and will also boast approx. 3,000 m2 of floorspace. A total of 14 injection moulding machines were ordered in June 2019, six of which will be added to the fleet in production hall 2. The remaining eight machines will be put to work in the new production hall 3 as from February 2020. Two of the new injection moulding machines have a clamping force of 45,000 kN, which is equivalent to a pressure of 4,500 tonnes. The largest injection moulding machine measures 24 m x 5 m x 4 m and therefore occupies almost the entire width of the hall. Machines of this magnitude will enable us to also manufacture large products, such as our large load carriers and pallets, on site at our technology park for the first time ever. The hall is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.

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