New Slogan“When Excellence Matters” Underlines Quality and Customer Benefits

The RKW Brand Re-Positions Itself

Frankenthal (Germany), February 26, 2016 - To also meet the changing demands of global markets in the future, the RKW brand has re-positioned itself as the world's leading film expert which sets the standards in terms of quality and performance. The new slogan "When excellence matters" expresses the new brand positioning and emphasizes our aspiration to consistently provide our customers with excellent products and services.

International markets are changing rapidly and the RKW Group is actively facing these challenges. In 2015, RKW carried out internal and external analyses to ascertain how customers, employees and business partners perceive the RKW brand and which requirements will be of relevance in the future. Based on these results, RKW has repositioned itself since the beginning of the year and will focus even more on quality and excellence as added-value for customers and business partners. This has been accompanied by the development of a new brand architecture for the whole Group.

As the leading international manufacturer of high-quality plastic films and nonwovens, the RKW Group has often been distinguished for excellence in its 60-year history. According to Dr. Manfred Bracher, RKW Board Member and also responsible for Operational Excellence, "Our sustainable film solutions enable our customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world". "Excellence is therefore our claim and is promoted and demanded within our company with numerous programs and initiatives".

The new RKW slogan "When excellence matters" expresses this aspiration perfectly: "As a company, we want to set standards and deliver the best performance possible in all of our activities. Our new slogan underlines what our products and solutions, our employees and we as a company fundamentally stand for" explains Harald Biederbick, the Chairman of RKW.

The development of this new slogan has been accompanied by a complete revision of RKW's corporate identity which is currently being progressively implemented. "The new Corporate Design is the visual expression of this realignment. With its new slogan, RKW is positioning itself as an internationally-active company whose employees work every day to deliver the best solutions and the highest quality for our customers" adds Matthias Kaufmann, a member of the RKW Board.

The new slogan and Corporate Design were created under the leadership of Alexandra Jaranilla, RKW's Director Corporate Marketing & Communications and were developed by the Berlin-based brand specialists Regula Bathelt and Martin Bruss from SMACK Communications.

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The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered 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 2015, RKW generated total sales of EUR 953 million. About 3,000 employees process more than 410,000 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

Alexandra Jaranilla
Director Corporate Marketing & Communications

Nachtweideweg 1-7
67227 Frankenthal / Germany
T 49-(0)-6233-8709-136