This year, our company excursion brought us to one of our suppliers. We went to see the packaging material producer Rondo Ganahl AG with a branch in St. Ruprecht an der Raab, who is a leading manufacturer of corrugated cardboard. At this branch Rondo Ganahl AG is producing it’s own corrugated cardboard but is also producing customized cardboards in in Offset-, Digital and Flexo printing method. On Tuesday, 27.11.2018 right after work we have been invited to a company excursion. After we were welcomed by Karl Pucher, Managing Director and Manfred Faist (Sales Manager for Fruit- and Vegetables packaging) our tour started.

Manfred was explaining the history and various branches of the company, which is in private possession as well as the differences and origins of the various papers. The first stop was at the R&D department were we got exciting insights on how packaging are developed and designed.

The next part took us through the production side and Manfred was explain the various qualities of paper and its influence on price and quality of the final product. With the corrugator – which is placed in the 2016 new erected hall and which is the centerpiece of the production side – the raw material (corrugated cardboard) is produced. Next, we went to the digital and Flexo printing machines. Manfred was explaining the various stamping tools which – corresponding to the designed template – is designing the final shape of the clients product. On the last part of our tour we passed the clichees (these are the printing patters) to the shipping area.

Following to this exciting tour we needed to exchange and discuss the new insights with a typical Styrian “Jause” and a fresh glass of best “Steirischer Junker” at Buschenschank Maurer in Gleisdorf.

We all the team members of EVA Apples are thanking Manfred Faist for the great organization and the exciting company excursion.