Troisdorf/Worms, January 2015 | Effective January 1st, 2015,
Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion, the expert for blown film technology with locations in Worms and Troisdorf, changed its name to Reifenhäuser Blown Film.
With this step, the management board of Reifenhäuser Group underlines again the complete integration of Kiefel acquired from Brückner Group in 2009. At the same time, the change in name marks the begin of a strategic change in the Business Unit that will be integrated more closely in the group’s work-sharing processes from now on.
Reifenhäuser will invest over two million euro in the Worms site to expand the in-house machining of parts. A large vertical machining center will be moved from Troisdorf to Worms. Furthermore, a new 3D measuring machine will be bought. “These investments enable us to further optimize the material flow, expand capacities, and sustainably ensure the quality for future demands“, says Bernd Reifenhäuser, CEO of Reifenhäuser Group. “The changes not only mean a further step forward for the Worms site, but for the complete Reifenhäuser Group: We are advancing the strengths of the group in a purposeful way, and are networking more closely to position our products and services on the global marketplaces in the most targeted manner.“
CEO of Reifenhäuser Blown Film is Dr. Fritz Dorner. Already on 01.10.2014, he had assumed this position from Bernd Reifenhäuser who will now concentrate again on his role as CEO of Reifenhäuser Group. Graduated plastics engineer Dorner (51) holds a diploma in business administration and a doctorate at the faculty for mechanical engineering of RWTH Aachen university. In the past, he held various leading positions in the field of international machine construction. With his comprehensive experience he will consistently continue to pursue the course of growth of Reifenhäuser Blown Film. He can start this task with a full order book: The development of orders received in Worms and Troisdorf is very positive.
With the change of the company name, Reifenhäuser Blown Film has been consistently integrated in the brand architecture of the Reifenhäuser Group: All members of the group carry the product name or Reifenhäuser in the first line. Effective January 2015, the area of specialization is indicated in the sub-line for all companies carrying Reifenhäuser in the first line.