A key factor in the ongoing positive trajectory of the Pfleiderer Group is the launch of production at our new lacquering plant in Leutkirch. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to our whole team and to all of the partners who were involved in this. You have made it possible for us to produce our first panels ahead of schedule and you have enabled us to start running the largest hot coating plant of its kind in the world. Even prior to the launch, the market response was very positive and since it has started running many of our clients have seen the quality of the plant for themselves and been very impressed.
At the same time, we are working on other innovations and investing in our sites. An aspect that is very close to my heart is the constant improvement of safety in the workplace. We have made a lot of progress here but we have not yet reached our goal. I will continue to be very involved in pressing ahead with this work, which will benefit our employees while also optimising our internal processes.
At the end of February, the 23rd regional ‘Jugend forscht’ competition was held in Neumarkt. I was very impressed by the commitment, the ideas and the collaboration of the young people involved – including our Pfleiderer apprentices. Alongside our many seasoned employees, there are also young, talented staff in our company and in the regions where our sites are based. I am very glad that they are actively helping to shape the future of our company.
I hope you find this magazine to be an interesting read!