Packaging must take care of protection and hygiene, keep goods of all kinds fresh, make them transportable and storable, provide the end consumer with important product information and bear a declaration of compliance with statutory regulations. Last but not least, it should enhance the attractiveness of the goods, and be reasonably priced into the bargain.
Packaging manufacturers have to know which materials are most suitable for which goods, must be highly proficient in manufacturing, must know all about printing design and react flexibly to individual customer requirements.
Such a manufacturer is Helmut Schmidt Verpackungsfolien GmbH, established in 1961 and named after the founder Helmut Schmidt.
By targeted investments and takeovers, over the years, from what was once a very small company, a modern, highly specialised family company with some 50 employees has developed.
On a production floor of over 1,000 sq ms, every year millions of film bags for foodstuffs, spices, tea, pastries, muesli, sweets, stationery, gifts and cosmetics and for a multitude of other purposes are produced. In addition, on an area of around 1,200 sq ms, roughly 20 million standard-sized bags are kept in store to fill orders at short notice.
Sales cover the entire Federal German area and neighbouring European countries.