Added Value for Customers and Business Partners

Corporate Values Contribute to RKW Group’s Business Success

Frankenthal (Germany), February 10, 2016 - Awards and analyses show that corporate values not only have an internal effect, they are perceived as an advantage, in particular by customers and business partners. This also holds true for RKW's core values. Reliability and respect are firmly embedded in the RKW corporate culture and form the backbone of the international Group. The RKW brand analysis conducted in 2015 shows that RKW actually lives its core values, which clearly provide a competitive edge.

Last year, the management consulting firm Homburg & Partner surveyed about 1,000 RKW employees with customer contacts as well as 100 customers and business partners. 78 percent of customers and 94 percent of the business partners surveyed attached prime importance to the RKW Group's high product quality. This was closely followed by reliability: 82 percent of customers and 94 percent of business partners consider RKW a reliable company. Three quarters (76 percent) believe RKW acts in a respectful manner.

Product quality and reliability are inextricably linked at RKW, since that latter also means reliably delivering high quality products.

Several awards in the past few years are testament to the Group's customer satisfaction - for example Procter & Gamble's prestigious Business Partner Excellence Award on five occasions. RKW is thus acknowledged as an excellent and reliable business partner. In 2015, RKW was among the top 500 family-owned enterprises in Germany according to the Wirtschaftsblatt (commercial journal) ranking, and is considered one of the driving forces behind the German economy.

Harald Biederbick, CEO of the RKW Group said: "Adapting in line with changing market conditions is key to further profitable growth. Gearing our operations toward the core values gives us a clear advantage. By way of our exacting demands placed on reliability and respect, we aim to provide certainty in the business dealings with our customers and business partners, and be an attractive employer."

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com

The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquarted in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world's foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW's films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all around the world.

In the fiscal year 2014, RKW generated total sales of EUR 940 million. About 3,000 employees process more than 420,000 tonnes of plastic materials at more than 20 locations around the world. True to the company's slogan "When excellence matters", the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and are the basis of the company's success.

 

Press Contact

RKW SE

Susanne Herchner (PhD)

Manager Corporate Marketing & Communications

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67227 Frankenthal / Germany

T: +49-(0)-6233-8709-139

susanne.herchner@rkw-group.com