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German Consuls visit Schubert North America

Group picture with Hartmut Siegel (CEO at Schubert North America) together with Melanie Moltmann (Consul General of Germany) and Reinhard von Hennigs (Honorary Consul of Germany to Charlotte, USA).

High visitors: Atlanta based Consul General of Germany Melanie Moltmann and the Honorary Consul of Germany to Charlotte, Reinhard von Hennigs, visited Schubert’s North American Headquarters in Charlotte, NC, to learn more about the company’s planned construction of the new 43,000 sq. ft. headquarters building and Schubert’s sustainability initiative Mission Blue.

With more than 200 German-owned companies, the Charlotte region is home to one of the largest allotments of German companies in the US. Due to the skilled worked force, leading-edge research, great infrastructure, and the quality of life, Germany is the largest represented foreign country in the region. With daily nonstop flights to Munich and Frankfurt and an active German community, the partnership between Charlotte and Germany is strong.

A group of people in front of a Schubert TLM packaging machine.

Valentin Wolf (Service Project Manager / Trainer at Schubert North America) explains the features of a Schubert TLM packaging machine.

While Germany is well known for industries such as automobile, mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering, the packaging industry often is less familiar to industry outsiders. Hartmut Siegel, CEO at Schubert North America, gave the visitors insights into the world of packaging technology by presenting the variety of products packaged with Schubert’s packaging machines in the US and all around the world. Melanie Moltmann and Reinhard von Hennigs were impressed by the industry and were surprised how many of the products packaged by Schubert’s packaging machines they encounter in their daily lives. “After today’s meeting, I will likely look more closely at certain products and their packaging on the shelves, when walking down the grocery aisles”, Melanie Moltmann notes.

A group in a meeting room, watching a presentation

Hartmut Siegel (CEO at Schubert North America) presents the portfolio of products packaged with Schubert's packaging machines.

“With more than 400 packaging machines installed in North America we are building a new North American headquarters facility to meet the growing demand”, explains Hartmut Siegel. By establishing its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC, Schubert has laid the foundation for its continuous growth in the North American market. With the planned construction of a new 43,000 sq. ft. headquarters, Schubert North America plans to increase its workforce. The new building will include sales,service, final assembly and a customer training center.

Marcel Kissling, managing director for packaging machine producer Schubert presents via Videoconference from Germany and Hartmut Siegel is on site in America.

Marcel Kiessling (Managing Director at Gerhard Schubert GmbH) and Hartmut Siegel (CEO at Schubert North America), present Schubert's portfolio and its sustainability initiative Mission Blue.

Construction of the new headquarters in line with sustainability goals

Marcel Kiessling, Managing Director at Gerhard Schubert GmbH presented the company’s sustainability initiative mission blue: “We consider ourselves a true partner for our customers, enabling them to achieve their sustainability goals with the right machines and packaging”. Out of respect for people and the environment, Schubert is committed to taking action – as a sustainable company with sustainable machines and as a development partner for sustainable packaging. Schubert has defined four fields of action to translate the Mission Blue initiative into specific, tangible measures and verifiable facts: Sustainable corporate governance, climate-neutral production, environmentally friendly machines & services and sustainable packaging. “From sustainable production to balancing family and career, at Schubert we are aware of our responsibility towards customers, employees and the community”, emphasizes Hartmut Siegel, “the new Headquarters building in Charlotte is planned and constructed in alignment with our corporate sustainability principles. We are proud to welcome Melanie Moltmann and Reinhard von Hennigs here at Schubert North America and we are looking forward to having them visit our new building in the near future.”

Group photo with all those present in production in front of a Schubert packaging machine.

Ana Pryor (Director of Finance at Schubert North America), Hartmut Siegel (CEO at Schubert North America), Melanie Moltmann (Consul General of Germany in Atlanta), Reinhard von Hennigs (Honorary Consul of Germany to Charlotte and Chairman and Founder of Bridgehouse Law LLP), Valentin Wolf (Service Project Manager and Trainer at Schubert North America), Erik Jensen (Director of Service at Schubert North America), Lars Dieball (Intern at Bridgehouse Law LLP).

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