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Global Challenge at August Faller

2018-06-27 | Company-News
Global Challenge – The journey begins on 23.05.18 in Machu Picchu, Peru

Staying healthy throughout your life – 32 teams from the August Faller Group are taking part in the Global Challenge Programme by Virgin Pulse 

The journey of the August Faller teams from South America, Africa and Europe began on 23th May 2018, leading – in a virtual sense – to a destination which will first be revealed after 100 days, the end of the challenge. Even in the first few days, the 224 participants could be spotted, filled with vigour, while running, cycling, swimming and often at the gym. The friendly competition, including teams outside their own company, motivates and supports the participants in their efforts to lead a healthier life with enough exercise.

The teams are each made up of 7 people from all divisions of the company. The creativity of the team names leaves us in no doubt that all of them are intending to have plenty of fun. We can’t wait to see whether the SportfreundeChiller are taking their steps with ease or whether the FANTASTIC7 reach their goal before the Las  Vegas Avengers. Could Die Sieben Zwerge with plenty of Frauenpower be at a disadvantage against the Flying Donuts


After only 2 weeks, the 224 participants have already taken a combined total of over 16 million steps and ca. 2.2 cycling steps. This corresponds to a distance of 12,000 kilometres. 

Almost 40,000 teams with ca. 277,000 people from more than 100 countries are taking part in the competition overall. The participants can take part in mini challenges with teams from 6 continents, the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, India as well as Australia and Oceania. It’s very exciting to be a part of this worldwide campaign.

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Presentation of Smart Packaging Solutions by our product manager, Benjamin Rist

2018-06-18 | Company-News
The future of Pharma Packaging!

Successful seminars and networking in Copenhagen and Stockholm in May 2018.

It was a great pleasure to welcome more than 30 customers and prospects in Copenhagen on 14th May 2018 and two days later in Stockholm. The attendees could profit from insights into the pharma secondary packaging area and the challenges both for suppliers and manufacturers.

“Not only serialization, tamper evidence and digitization are needs that worry the pharma packaging market but 

• reduced times-to-market
• small volumes
• digital printing and
• new ideas to support Compliance & Convenience

move the minds too” the team at August Faller identified.

All participants showed great interest in the presentations as well as the accompanying small exhibition. Especially the Smart Packaging Solutions attracted much attention. Everybody enjoyed the lively discussions and interactions.

Find more information on The Future of Pharma Packaging

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2018-05-14 | Company-News
Record investment and growth trend

2017 financial figures of August Faller GmbH & Co. KG reflect the growth trend

The August Faller Group recorded a sales increase of three percent to €123 million in the 2017 financial year. The growth trend is expected to continue in 2018: the group plans an increase in sales of five percent to €129 million. To this end, Faller is announcing an investment budget of a record €17.8 million. A stable equity ratio of 44 percent, the first successful steps towards internationalisation with the positive development of companies in Denmark and Poland, as well as the further strengthening of the European production network, lead to expect another positive result in 2018.

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Rapida 76 by König & Bauer

2018-05-04 | Company-News
By investing in a new offset printing press Faller aims to further enhance its market position in Scandinavia.

In purchasing the new KBA Rapida 76 press, the first model of its kind to be sold in the world, Faller is following the trend towards automated offset presses and increasingly more coloured medication packaging.

The market share of the August Faller Group in the Nordic countries is growing continuously. By investing in a new offset printing press at the Hvidovre plant in Denmark, Faller aims to further enhance its market position for secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in Northern Europe. 

“The August Faller Group is constantly expanding its market shares in the Nordic countries. Introducing the new offset press is a further step towards being able to grow even faster in these countries,” says Christian Holmskov, Managing Director of August Faller A/S in Hvidovre, Denmark.

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2018-04-19 | Company-News
New offering: Fast and low-cost online ordering service for folding cartons in small batch sizes

August Faller Group founds Digital Packaging Service GmbH

August Faller GmbH & Co KG is expanding its production network: Following the foundation of the new subsidiary Digital Packaging Service GmbH on 20. February 2018, with its digital ordering facility, customers will benefit in the near future from a new fast and low-cost way of ordering standard folding cartons with no minimum order quantities. What's new? Faller is the first supplier on the market to fully adopt a digital business model for all process levels. Customers will benefit in particular from significantly shorter lead times and set up costs. By the end of 2018, the new 4,000 m² surface area production site in Worms, Germany will be complete and able to provide test runs. As from spring 2019, customers will be able to benefit completely from all aspects of the new service model.

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2018-02-03 | Product-News
Pharma Compliance Pack wins another award

The August Faller Group convinced the jury with its innovative solution supporting the intake of medication at the German Design Awards 

The packaging solution Pharma Compliance Pack from the August Faller Group combines two important industry requirements: It supports patients in correctly taking medication and fulfils the requirements regarding more room for information with its leporello label. The company has now received a further renowned distinction for the innovative solution that was already awarded the German Packaging award in 2016 and the Pharmapack Award in 2017: the German Design Award 2018 in the “Packaging” category. The award ceremony took place on February 9th at the Ambiente trade fair. 

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2017-11-29 | Company-News
Bellwyck and Faller Establish Joint Venture in Germany

Logistics and packaging services for clinical trials added to portfolio 

Pharmaceutical packaging specialist August Faller Group and Toronto, Canada based Bellwyck Pharma Services have agreed to form a joint venture. Bellwyck and Faller each hold 50 percent of the shares in the new Bellwyck Faller Pharmaceutical Services GmbH, located in Grossbeeren, Brandenburg, Germany. All staff employed at the PharmaServiceCenter Packaging Services location in Grossbeeren will be kept on by the new company. Beginning in early 2018, in addition to the existing contract packaging services, the joint venture will offer packaging and logistics services for clinical trials.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Bellwyck Pharma Services, a division of Bellwyck Packaging Inc., is an established provider of Clinical and Commercial Packaging Solutions in Canada and the US, and is now expanding its offering for the European and global market in collaboration with Faller.

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2017-10-04 | Company-News
August Faller in Denmark turns 100 years

August Faller in Denmark was founded October 31, 1917 by Andreas Christian Schmidt under the name A.C. Schmidt. The prime focus of the business was buying and selling timber in addition to buying, repairing and selling wooden crates.

The business started in the centre of Copenhagen. In 1924 two competitors were acquired and the company moved to a new site close to where Copenhagen International Airport is located today.

The business was going well and in 1937 a 4.000 sqm brick building was erected close by. In 1955 the business was split into 2 parts; the part focusing on wooden crates and the part focusing on offset printing (packaging).

In 1979 the packaging business moved to a brand new 3.500 sqm facility at the present location in Hvidovre 5 km south west of the Copenhagen city centre. In 1985 the site grew to 5.500 sqm as a new gluing hall and a dispatch area were added.

Since the founding of the company it had been family owned with 3rd generation running the company in this point in time. After some financially tough years around 2010 it was decided in 2012 to initiate a selling process. At the same time August Faller was looking for an opportunity to expand up north by having a production facility in the Nordics. In the summer of 2012 August Faller acquired A.C. Schmidt and the company is now 5 years on fully integrated in the August Faller Group with a total of approx. 70 employees.

The 100 years anniversary was marked Sunday Oct. 1 at the Faller Family Day were the employees and their families turned up to learn more about the company, to have a tour of the production and to celebrate the first 100 years of the company.

Christian Holmskov

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