Turnaround of an industrial packaging division

Task

  • Turnaround

Industry/ Function / Environment / Expert

  • Packaging Industry
  • Division Manager and Managing Director
  • Turnaround Martin Schotten
  • Development of a market and location strategy, establishment of a new location in Poland, focusing of locations in Western Europe
  • Establishment of an innovation management
  • France: Increase of capacity at the cartonboard mill in France by 20%
  • UK: Restructuring and focusing of the product portfolio in the UK, closure of a site, opening of new markets through hygiene certification, modernisation of the machinery, streamlining of the organisation
  • DE: Takeover of management in Germany, focusing of the product portfolio and corresponding restructuring of production, integration of order processing and logistics to reduce inventories, establishment of a quality management system, attainment of quality leadership in the product segment with the highest turnover
  • Turnaround of the unprofitable business unit Continental Europe & UK (EBIT +8 %, staff reduction by 100 MA/20 %)
  • Focused product portfolio, modernised plants, lean organisation
  • Global manufacturer of carton cores and cores cartonboard, whose Central Europe & UK division with 80 million euros turnover and 500 employees has 5 companies, a cartonboard mill in France and 7 converting sites in Germany, UK, NL and Spain