To suggest that Danbury, Conn.-based Danbury Square Box Co. is an outlier in the world of corrugated converting plants would be something of an understatement. Founded by John Joseph Allen in 1906, the company has overwhelmingly defied the odds that have reduced the chances of fourth-generation success to the single digits. A mere 110 years later, the company that has survived both the Great Depression and the Great Recession, continues to thrive in the southwest corner of a state that was at one time the hat capital of the country and by extension, home to several box factories that manufactured round hat boxes. John Joseph Allen wanted the public to know his boxes were not round but were of the sqare variety, hence the name that has differentiated the company and its products.
Wiesentheid Eine Fläche, so groß wie 2800 Fußballfelder. 20 Millionen Quadratmeter - so viel Wellpappe kann eine der großen Maschinen der Firma Göpfert pro Jahr drucken, stanzen und falten. Die großen Maschinen sind wirkliche Ungetüme: bis zu 200 Tonnen schwer, 60 Meter lang und sechs Meter breit. Kostenpunkt: zwischen drei und sechs Millionen Euro.
(von Robert Wagner)
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.
It is a Story that many will recognise ‒ a triving, fourth generation family owned business,, with family members at the helm, guiding the development and growth of the company. Based in Northern Ireland, Diamond Corrugated is a sizeable sheet plant today, employing over 70 people at a 125,000 sq ft manufacturing facility.
"If you want to achieve high quality post print on corrugated board, you cannot ignore the products of Göpfert Maschinen GmbH," says André Göpfert. "After more than six decades, this family business from Wiesentheid in Germany, continues to improve its technological position in the market as a namufacturer of flexo post printers. The basis of this success is, among other things, our philosophy to supply only the best quality, 'Made in Germnany' ‒ without compromises."