RKW Officially Opens its Latest Manufacturing Site: in Guangzhou, China

On 15th May 2015, RKW marked off one more step on its path of globalisation by cutting yet another red ribbon – this time in Guangzhou, China.

The brand new greenfield site will produce backsheet film for absorbent hygiene products, and complements its 7 sister companies across Europe, North America and Egypt who likewise concentrate on the manufacture of films for the disposable hygiene market.

The Inauguration event was attended by a host of guests, both international and local, and the ceremony featured several of the Chinese traditions.

In his opening address, Mr Harald Biederbick, CEO, said: “Today, we have arrived in China and are starting to fill an important white spot on our footprint”. His words were echoed by Dr. Manfred Bracher, Executive Board Member: “The China project is a major step in the global expansion of the RKW Group and for sure a significant milestone towards being a real global player as a leading raw material supplier to the Personal Care market.“

About RKW Group

The RKW-Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality plastic films and nonwovens. On an annual basis, more than 3,000 employees process over 420,000 tons of plastic materials in 23 locations around the world.

The RKW Group offers a broad range of product and service solutions in films and nonwovens for the hygiene and medical field, for the converting industry, for industrial and consumer packaging as well as for the agricultural and construction sectors.

For almost 60 years, the RKW Group has been setting standards in terms of quality, innovation, and service from which our local and global customers benefit. The independent, family-owned company generated sales of 940 million euros in 2014.

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