Since 2013, RKW has been continuously investing in new employees and technologies at the Echte Site, with special emphasis on efficient processes and products. The capacities for garbage bags alone have been expanded in the past two years with an investment volume totaling 1.6 million euros. In this area, RKW has for many years enjoyed a close partnership with Emil Deiss KG. After a competitor, who also supplied Deiss, recently ceased production, RKW took over the additional capacities.
"We are pleased that we have been able to increase the production of waste bags by a further 3,000 tonnes," says Dr. Markus Brinkmann, Director Site Echte. "This underlines the close partnership with Emil Deiss KG and the importance of the garbage bag as a sustainable product for our location". At the new facilities, RKW produces waste bags in the "Premium" and "Premium plus" categories.
Focus on sustainability
The plant in Echte specializes in the development and manufacture of environmentally friendly and resource-saving industrial packaging solutions and waste bags. In a three-stage production process, FFS films, shrink films and ready-made bags are produced here. "Sustainability is a special differentiating feature of the films," Brinkmann emphasizes. Waste bags are produced in genuine materials with a high percentage of regenerated material. With its investment policy, RKW has also been optimizing energy efficiency for years through continuous process improvement and modern technologies.