August Faller produced 10,000 folding cartons at short notice
On a Thursday afternoon in the summer of 2018 we received an emergency call: The pharmaceutical company G. Pohl-Boskamp needed 10,000 cartons to deliver a drug for wasp stings. On the market, this product became temporarily scarce. A potentially dangerous supply shortage was imminent.
The packaging was already ordered, but not scheduled until about two weeks later. Reacting quickly and with great commitment, we put all the levers into action to produce and deliver the boxes earlier: the order planning was changed and the production team put in an extra weekend shift. On Tuesday morning, the packaging was delivered to the customer in Hohenlockstedt, 850 kilometers away, in Schleswig-Holstein....read more
August Faller wins German Innovation Award 2019
August Faller has won the German Innovation Award 2019. At the ceremony in Berlin on May 28, we received the coveted award, which is awarded by the German Design Council, in the category "Excellence in Business to Business - Medical Technologies".
Our interactive packaging solution "Medical Prescription" was awarded. The digitized folding carton automatically monitors the number of tablets it contains and reminds the patient of the timely intake of medication with an integrated clock, an LED and an acoustic signal.
„Ergonomics Scouts“ promote back-friendly working
As part of our corporate health management program, several employees at our production sites in Binzen and Schopfheim have been trained to become “ergonomics scouts” in January. In the course provided by the AOK health insurance they dealt, among other things, with back-friendly working and the ergonomic execution of stressful activities such as lifting and carrying, standing or sitting on a PC....read more
August Faller publishes Sustainability Report 2018
Turnover at a record level, international branches growing steadily and the founding of our subsidiary PackEx: The year 2018 was extremely successful for August Faller. Not only economically, but also ecologically and socially a lot has happened in our company. After all, it is always our aspiration to take responsibility: for our customers, our employees and our environment.
A comprehensive overview of the past year’s developments can be found in our current Sustainability Report. Enjoy reading!
New Whitepaper „Advanced Areas for Communication“
Packaging for pharmaceutical products needs to include more and more information: from physician, pharmacist and patient advice to serialization codes required by law. This makes the development of suitable packaging solutions a difficult task – after all, there is very little space available for such an amount of data.
Under the title “Advanced Areas for Communication“, we have therefore provided a new whitepaper for you to download free of charge, which deals with this exciting topic. Learn about the existing possibilities in creating folding cartons, labels, leaflets or combination products, which help you to increase space for information in the smallest of spaces. Curious? Then have a look right now!...read more
Faller Global Challenge: we covered more than 250,000 km
In 2018, 224 of our employees took part in the company fitness competition "Global Challenge". In teams of seven people each, their goal was to walk at least 10,000 steps every day for 6 months – for fun and to improve their health.
The result is something to be proud of: On average, we mastered 19,132 steps each day. This corresponds to a distance of over 250,000 kilometers – more than six times the entire circumference of the earth! We congratulate all participants, and especially the winning teams "RodRunner", "InTeam" and "Schnelle Schnecken"....read more
August Faller and Perigord announce Joint Venture
August Faller and Perigord Premedia Ltd. announce entering a joint venture, with Perigord acquiring a majority stake in our sudsidiary August Faller Artwork Solutions (AFAS) GmbH.
Perigord, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the market leader in providing labelling and artwork management services to the Life Science Industry. With sites already in the US, Ireland and Asia, the partnership with the Faller Group gives the company a platform to grow its business in continental Europe. For August Faller, the joint venture is equally promising: We believe the management expertise, domain knowledge and digital technology Perigord bring to AFAS will be major drivers in the growth of the business. We are delighted to be part of the continued success of AFAS....read more
August Faller increases turnover to a record level in 2018
August Faller can look back on an extremely successful business year in 2018. With nearly €132 million, we saw our sales soar to a new record high. We achieved around three quarters of this in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, but our foreign subsidiaries in Denmark and Poland are also showing an encouraging degree of development.
To achieve further growth in the future, we invest heavily in additional production capacities, automation and digitalisation. Faller has also broken new ground by founding a new subsidiary which specialises in the production of folding cartons in small and very small batches – PackEx GmbH in Worms. Thanks to all these changes, we see ourselves very well-positioned for the future!...read more
August Faller launches digital folding carton production with subsidiary PackEx
August Faller has expanded its portfolio by founding a subsidiary which specialises in the production of folding cartons in small and very small batches – PackEx GmbH in Worms. Customers can order the desired products online at any time and benefit from short delivery times and significantly reduced operating costs.
PackEx serves the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, but also customers in other sectors, like the consumer goods and food industries. The company relies on a largely digital business model and state-of-the-art technologies. This ensures that PackEx produces packaging materials in a particularly efficient, resource-saving and low-cost manner....read more
Best outlook for 2019
A record year 2018, many exciting investments in digitization and additional production capacities as well as an excellent outlook for 2019: There is much to report about the August Faller Group at this year's press conference.
The managing partners Dr. Michael Faller and Dr. Daniel Keesman as well as the works councils Stefan Wernet and Verena Schill answered the questions of the daily press journalists. Then, all participants inspected the brand-new Heidelberg Speedmaster printing press in live operation. The press briefing was rounded off with a snack for the latest background information.