Concentrated strength

Through exchange, collaboration and healthy competition, the member companies continuously increase their innovative strength while further developing the region’s value.

Packaging Valley

Consolidated packaging expertise
in the south of Germany

Germany’s Packaging Valley Association is the most innovative alliance of the packaging industry worldwide. It networks close to 80 companies with a total of more than 20,000 employees. These include manufacturers of packaging systems and packaging machines, as well as suppliers of software and automation solutions. It also includes manufacturers of components and providers of services relating to the packaging industry.

The companies in Packaging Valley are always one step ahead of the market and offer the most advanced technologies in the field of packaging machines. With an export share of over 80%, Packaging Valley’s technological diversity is represented all over the world. International market leaders from the food, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries are among its customers.

Germany’s Packaging Valley Association is headquartered in Waiblingen, with a further office in Schwäbisch Hall. Most of our members are located in the whole area between Frankfurt, Nuremberg and the Stuttgart metropolitan region.

 

At a glance

Objectives and priorities of the association

Technological leadership and a platform for innovation

As a well-established network in the packaging industry, it is our aim to continuously increase the innovative strength of the alliance through exchange, collaboration and healthy competition between its members. With the Packaging Valley Germany brand, we are jointly communicating these areas of expertise to the outside world, therefore strengthening our brand awareness. Additionally, we are pursuing the development of regional collaborations and complementary partners. Packaging Valley therefore represents a broad spectrum of packaging solutions and pools relevant information relating to the industry and beyond. At the same time, we are pressing ahead with recruiting, location marketing, digitalisation and sustainability.

A portrait of the region

Where unique landscapes
meet high tech

At the four rivers Kocher, Jagst, Rems and Murr between Schwäbisch Hall and Stuttgart, a magnificent landscape and world-renowned top technology from Germany meet. Job opportunities and quality of life are given top priority here.

History

The Silicon Valley for packaging machine manufacturers

Within just a century, the region in the southwest of Germany has developed from a once agricultural region to a globally leading high-tech location for manufacturers of packaging machines and the wider packaging industry.

Marketing

On the move regionally and
internationally

Highly experienced industry experts initiate projects, contacts and activities to promote the Packaging Valley region and our strong packaging alliance worldwide. Events such as the Packaging Valley Days or joint international trade fair participation foster exchange and offer opportunities for representation in the industry.

Recruiting

Events for
young professionals

In the search for the best young talent for our members, Packaging Valley collaborates with schools and universities from all over Germany. In addition to various workshops, the “Students meet entrepreneurs” annual event and joint appearances at recruiting fairs create the space for initial contacts between manufacturers from the packaging industry and interested young professionals.

Ongoing training

Comprehensive
know-how transfer

In accordance with our “Achieving more together” motto, we carry out cross-company training and ongoing further education for our members. These include seminars for on-site fitters, managers, or trade fair and presentation training.

Work Groups of Packaging Valley

Work Group for
Marketing

The Marketing Work Group is made up of a group of experienced industry experts. The objective: To grow the awareness of Germany’s Packaging Valley Association worldwide and to present the packaging expertise in the region. Events such as the Packaging Valley Days serve as a platform and for knowledge transfer among the international participants. Packaging Valley presents itself at trade fairs with attractive joint stands, offering members a high level of presence and attention. Many other activities are initiated by the Marketing Work Group. Contact and speaker of the Work Group: Sabine Gauger, OPTIMA.

Work Group for Personnel and Ongoing Development

‘Strengthening the region’ in terms of career opportunities is the aim of the Work Group for Personnel and Ongoing Development. We want to present and promote the attractiveness of the region and its member companies. For skilled workers and young talent, the packaging industry here in Packaging Valley offers enormous potential and long-term development opportunities. Our new talent university marketing <<???>> and collaboration with schools is a key facet of Packaging Valley. In addition to various workshops, these include the "Students meet entrepreneurs" annual event and joint appearances at recruiting fairs. For our members, and in line with the “Achieve more together” motto, we also carry out cross-company training and ongoing development courses that would otherwise be financially uninteresting to individual companies. These include seminars for mobile fitters, managers, as well as trade fair and presentations training. Contact and speaker of the Work Group: Janina Stapf, STAKO

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