Karl Knauer Foundation10.12.2020
Making a positive difference for 25 years
Karl Knauer shortlisted for Sustainability Award07.12.2020
Tackle the future: Our innovation network.
Challenges in the global market are becoming stronger and more complex. Strategic corporate networks can make a significant contribution in maintaining long-term market relevance. And what's more: also help define and shape the market. Long-term and open dialogue among industry experts enables corporations to act in proactive and flexible ways and speed up development and also enhance the power of innovation. This does not only provide participating companies with competitive advantages, but also provides the customer with decisive benefits and added value.
We maintain an open culture which promotes open and honest communication. This leads to significant innovation projects time and again. Some examples:
Since 1948 the FFI - Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie e.V. - represents the interests
of more than 60 member companies with more than 80 production sites in this industry.
The trade association promotes both the image of folding boxes as sales packaging
and the expertise of its member companies by the transfer of know-how and continued education.
Further information about FFI Fachverband Faltschachtel-Industrie e.V. can be found online at:
The Vpdm is an employers' and trade association. It represents the entrepreneurial and
corporate interests of the print, paper, cardboard and plastic processing industry.
The members use the association as a reliable, competent dialogue partner and effective service provider for individual operational solutions.
Further information about the Vpdm can be found online at Arrowwww.medienverbaende.de.
stands for "Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association". The association focuses on the promotion of active and intelligent packaging solutions for commercial applications. The members come from the entire global supply chain, from large multinational trademark proprietors to leading packaging manufacturers to several important academic institutions with research and development divisions.
Further information about AIPIA can be found online at: Arrowwww.aipia.info.
The Organic Electronic Association OE-A is a very active work group within the VDMA (German Association of Machine and Plant Manufacturers). It has members in Europe, USA and Asia. It was founded in 2004 as an international information and communication platform for companies and institutions actively using or involved in this technology. The goal of OE-A is to create a powerful infrastructure for manufacturing organic electronics. OE-A represents the entire organic electronics value-added chain; from the media manufacturer right through to the plant manufacturer as well as the producer and ultimately the user.
Further information about Organic Electronics Association OE-A can be found online Arrowwww.oe-a.org.
Based on the premise “Unity makes us stronger”, the Gesamtverband der Werbeartikel-Wirtschaft e.V., GWW for short, was founded as a representative body for promotional merchandise manufacturers and suppliers. Its primary objective is to bundle together the interests of all companies involved in the promotional merchandise industry’s value adding process. Today, alongside manufacturers and suppliers, members also include promotional product retailers and consultants, printers and industry service providers.
You can find out more about the Gesamtverband der Werbeartikel-Wirtschaft e.V. at Arrowhttps://gww.de/.
The agency for location marketing's main areas of focus for the Offenburg/Ortenau economic region (WRO) are the funding the location and public relations work as well as supporting the portfolio growth of local companies, supporting new businesses, and promoting exchange of information between politics and industry. Aside from numerous joint stands at trade fairs, this network annually supports about 50 events. As an active partner we make an important contribution to the location development.
Further information about the economic region Offenburg/Ortenau can be found online at: Arrowwww.wro.de.
Creative exchange with suppliers.
We maintain intense, long-term relationships with our suppliers and partners, during all project phases from the initial concept right through to the development and logistics. In this way we are a successful concept customer for leading print and processing machine manufacturers – for example Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and the Bobst Group. Together we drive the development of innovative manufacturing technologies forward and as a result ensure that our customers are always able to enjoy use of the most modern manufacturing technologies.