Grand Opening for Schreiner ProTech Business Unit in Far East
High standards and quality are the hallmarks of Schreiner ProTech’s solutions, as more than 100 guests attending the grand opening had the opportunity to see for themselves. During a plant tour, they were provided with a wealth of information about the production of the functional components and labels, the high-tech machines, the state-of-the-art air conditioning system ensuring constant indoor climatic conditions, and the certifications awarded to the operation. A supporting program featuring Bavarian and Chinese traditions complemented the event.
Top Quality of Processes and Equipment Confirmed
The production of pressure compensation seals (PCS) on a precision die cutting and laminating line, and a fully automatic, camera-controlled converting machine had already been launched at the end of October 2015–initially serving customers from the solar industry. “We attach utmost importance to our Chinese plant conforming to the same standards and high level of our German operation. We work with identical high-tech machines and apply the same quality standards to employees, processes and results,” Roland Schreiner, Schreiner Group’s CEO, said at the traditional grand opening event.
Since the beginning of 2016, the exacting requirements of EN ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 have been implemented as well, and reviewed by internal and external audits. “Now that the top quality of our processes and machines has been officially confirmed, initial production orders from automotive customers are being added to our operation,” says Thomas Köberlein, President of Schreiner ProTech. They include watertight, breathable pressure compensation seals, airbag covers, inflatable curtain tapes and various high-end labels.
From East to West: “Schuhplattler” Meets Lion Eye
Two different worlds meet whenever German companies expand their operations to the Far East. Schreiner Group’s supporting program for the grand opening event took its cue from both of these worlds. Local Bavarian traditions such as folk music and a “Schuhplattler” dance reminded guests of the place that is home to Schreiner Group, while the joint painting of a lion eye was meant to secure fortune for the new production site. At the buffet, guests had the choice between Bavarian and Chinese culinary fare.
New Production Intensifies Cooperation for Local Market
Due to the sales activities and a sales office, Munich and Shanghai have been enjoying close business relations for a long time, in spite of the 8,000-kilometer distance. Thomas Köberlein emphasizes that manufacturing marked an important next step: “As a supplier, we are an attractive partner for our customers in China if we produce for the local market there as well. As a result, we offer them higher assurance of supply to their Chinese production sites and support the success of their internationalization by being present in the local marketplace.”
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About Schreiner ProTech
Schreiner ProTech, a business unit of Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG based in Oberschleissheim near Munich (Germany) and production sites in Blauvelt (USA) and Shanghai (China), develops industrial marking and security solutions as well as innovative film-based functional components. From thermal-transfer printing, laser marking and RFID solutions all the way to pressure compensation seals and printed electronics: the certified development partner and systems supplier offers solutions which help optimize processes and reduce costs. All of Schreiner ProTech’s solutions for the automotive, electronics and solar industries as well as for mechanical engineering are specifically tailored to meet customers’ needs.
About Schreiner Group
Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG is an internationally active German family-owned business operating in the printing and film-converting industry. The company offers tailored products, solutions and services for the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology, logistics, mechanical engineering, the electronics and automotive industries. In addition, Schreiner Group’s customer base includes banks and government agencies. The product portfolio encompasses innovative specialty labels, including self-adhesive functional components, RFID labels, printed electronics, and security solutions for product, brand and document protection. Schreiner Group employs more than 1,000 people around the globe, generating annual sales of more than 160 million euros, and is headquartered in Oberschleissheim near Munich (Germany). Schreiner Group’s high-tech labels are also produced in Blauvelt (New York, USA) and in Fengpu (Shanghai, China). The company’s facilities extend across a total area of 70,000 square meters.
The high-tech company’s identity is shaped by four core values: Innovation, Quality, Performance and Enthusiasm.