Sanner is consistently expanding its manufacturing activities in Hungary. By upgrading and optimizing the machinery park, the company is opening up capacities for new products and additional jobs. This is an important step in the integration and positioning of the Sanner group’s European production sites.
Sanner Hungária Kft is set for further growth
During the past months, the company has laid the technical foundations for an expansion of production by continually optimizing the existing capacities. Soon, further injection molding capacities will be available for new products. Sanner further plans to manufacture the desiccant capsules AdCap® at both sites in Bensheim and Budapest. Moreover, extending the automated, camera-based final inspection adds to an increase of efficiency in quality management. “All these steps strengthen the position of the Hungarian site within the Sanner group,” explains Volker Pfitzenreiter, head of production Europe at Sanner.
Close integration of European locations
Sanner Hungária Kft was established in 1995 and has become the second, equally qualified European manufacturing site of the Sanner group. The GMP-compliant, SAP-controlled production is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 15378 and BRC. The close integration with production at the headquarters in Bensheim with regard to technology, production planning and optimization processes pays off for the entire Sanner group: each year, a production volume of roughly five million Euros is realized in Hungary, two thirds of which are exported to other European countries.
Teamwork is key to success
To ensure that customers always receive packaging solutions in the usual high Sanner quality, the team from Sanner Hungary not only relies on the good collaboration across production sites. In the own manufacturing facility, a close cooperation of the different divisions is just as important, for instance during the daily shopfloor management meeting. “A positive error culture and actively involving the employees in the continuous optimization process is paramount,” Pfitzenreiter says. “Only as a team can we achieve our growth goals and advance the location expansion in a positive working atmosphere. Due to the significant restructuring and optimization process, we are currently also looking for new colleagues, who want to become part of the Sanner team in Budapest.”
Based in Bensheim, Germany, Sanner GmbH was founded in 1894 and is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned enterprise. Sanner develops and produces high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare products. The world’s leading manufacturer of desiccant closures and effervescent packaging solutions, Sanner produces two billion plastic parts each year for standard and customized packaging solutions. With 550 employees in Germany, China, Indonesia, India, Hungary, France and the U.S., the company generated annual sales of 75.4 million Euros in 2017.