Handover of ÖKOPROFIT re-certification certificate
ASSUME ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY
For the fourth time, GARANT has been re-certified as part of the Steinfurt district's Ökoprofit project and was able to receive the coveted certificate at the beginning of June. Ökoprofit is a cooperation project between the district of Steinfurt and the local economy with the aim of reducing operating costs while at the same time conserving natural resources (e.g. water, energy) and promoting employee satisfaction.
“We are proud that we have successfully passed this certification once again. Our customers are attaching ever greater importance to sustainable and energy-efficient management, which we associate with the Ökoprofit concept,” emphasizes Joachim Lintemeier, Managing Director of GARANT and a founding member of the sustainability team.
GARANT has been living up to its ecological responsibility for many years; the issue of sustainability is very important. In the modern new building in the Antrup business park, for example, the topic of efficiency was already taken into account in the planning phase. In addition, the current situation obliges the sustainability team at GARANT to think about topics such as energy self-sufficiency and sustainability with a completely new dynamic.
GARANT also assumes an ecological pioneering role through extensive measures in company health management, which benefit the employees. These range, for example, from sports and health offers to bicycle and e-bike leasing to action days such as skin screenings or other (specialist) medical offers.
"We owe the spirit and the progress in particular to our employees, because it was not least through their participation that various measures were proposed and implemented. Together we can achieve a lot,” Joachim Lintemeier is convinced.
Vladimir Unruh and Mike Reinhardt, Garant's team based in Rhode Island, USA
Garant Expands Presence in North America
Vladimir Unruh to Build and Strengthen Service Structure
GARANT is expanding its presence on the North American by opening a sales and service office at W&H headquarters in Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA.
"Paper bag manufacturing is growing in North America and around the world,” says Torsten Berding, Managing Director of Germany-based Garant. “We recognize the need and potential for paper as well as plastic packaging solutions. The paper side of the business is where Garant complements W&H, and we have created a local team to strengthen our support and service in the North American market.”
“Vladimir Unruh, one of our most experienced service consultants, will now be based in Rhode Island and dedicated solely to the North American market. He will team up with Michael Reinhardt, a W&H veteran, who will be responsible for new Garant equipment sales in addition to his position as Product Sales Manager for W&H printing presses. The team will be supported by Peter Hoffmann, who has extensive experience in the Americas, along with Marvin Williams. Both are based in Germany,” added Berding.
In his new position as Technical Service Consultant, Unruh will create a general service infrastructure, including a spare parts inventory for next day delivery. Additionally, he will be on-site at customer plants to address and respond to technical questions, resolve issues, and make recommendations for getting the most out of the Garant equipment.
Unruh has been with the W&H Group for 10 years, the first three servicing flexographic presses at customers plants around the world and the final seven working on Garant equipment, the MATADOR (flat and satchel bag machine) and TRIUMPH (square bottom bag machine). At Garant, he has been responsible for installation, commissioning, and maintenance of the machinery along with training operators.
kununu Top Company 2022 Award
The employer rating portal kununu has awarded GARANT Maschinenhandel as one of the most attractive employers in Germany. We are "kununu Top Company 2022" and belong to the top 5%. Both the kununu overall score and the employee ratings are included for the award.
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COMPANY PLUS 2021 - TOP EMPLOYER IN THE STEINFURT DISTRICT
GARANT IS PLEASED TO RECEIVE ANOTHER AWARD AS ONE OF THE "TOP EMPLOYERS IN THE STEINFURT DISTRICT 2021" IN THE CATEGORY FAMILY AWARENESS
In addition to the certifications one of the Best Employers in North Rhine-Westphalia and in the Münsterland that are already received last year, GARANT may now also count itself among the Top Employers in Steinfurt in the category family awareness in a competitive comparison.
Laudator and compatibility expert Dr. Regine Ahrens explains the company is "very health-conscious, enables the compatibility of care and work and maintains its own support fund for emergencies among employees". The topic of employee satisfaction is very important to GARANT. For this reason, the company has addressed the issues of work-life balance and enabling care for dependents through, among other things, flexible working time models and special offers for employees and their families.
GARANT is very proud to have been awarded in this important area.
W&H VIRTUAL EXPO in June 2021
On June 22/23, 2021, W&H's second Virtual EXPO took place and there you were shown the latest technologies in extrusion, printing and packaging & converting in an exciting live event.
GARANT MASCHINEN was part of this online event and we presented some trend-setting topics in the live stream "Converting & Packaging".
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MATADOR e.Bag - E-Commerce shipping & return mailer bag
The MATADOR e.BAG was specially developed for E-Commerce to produce paper mailer bags that meet the requirements of the market: easy opening, easy re-closing for returns and optimum properties for the shipping process. The robust construction of the MATADOR e.BAG is not only durable, but also suitable for high paper weights. Due to the modular design, our e-commerce lines can be adapted and expanded to new market requirements at any time.
MATADOR e.BAG - E-Commerce shipping & return mailer bag
GARANT has moved!
You will now find us at the following address:
Gewerbepark Antrup 17
Over the past few years, GARANT has continuously managed to adapt successfully to the challenges of the market and has been on a steady growth trajectory for years. To help us make sure we can continue to offer you the best possible machines and services in future, we decided to move into a brand new building.
The new, cutting-edge building has enough space for a large number of new workstations, larger production halls for an extended product portfolio, and space for innovations in the new, modern Showroom.
We are ready to face the future.
Feel free to speak to your contact here at GARANT if you would like to look around our new premises and explore our new features.
Please note that our phone numbers have also changed. Our colleagues at the main switchboard will be happy to help:
+49 (0) 5481 8090
GARANT receives GREAT PLACE TO WORK® certification
"We are extremely proud that our employees gave us a positive assessment in the anonymous employee survey," says Marion Müller, personnel officer at GARANT. "In addition, the results of the survey provide us with valuable starting points for further developing ourselves as an employer.
The "Great Place to Work® Certified" certification program of the international research and consulting institute stands for a special commitment to shaping workplace culture and is awarded according to a secure procedure. This includes independent, anonymous feedback from employees and the analysis of human resources measures and programs.
"Good employers have one thing in common," says Sebastian Diefenbach, Head of Customer Consulting at Great Place to Work®, "They are committed to credible, fair leadership and active employee development. Respect, trust and team spirit are an integral part of our corporate culture.
GARANT is TOP employer
Focus-Business: Garant Maschinenhandel GmbH ranks among the top employers of medium-sized companies in Germany
GARANT is one of Germany's top employers for medium-sized businesses. This is the result of a study conducted by Focus-Business in cooperation with kununu.com, the employer rating portal for employees, trainees and applicants.
"We were very pleased to receive this award because we owe it exclusively to our employees," says Marion Müller, personnel officer at GARANT.
In order to identify the approximately 2,800 top medium-sized employers, Focus-Business and the market research company Media Market Insights (MMI) evaluated over 750,000 company profiles of the applicant portal Kununu.
Our innovation of 2018
At the Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago GARANT presented the technical innovation of the year 2018 - the MATASIM. This machine will complement the successful range of MATADOR flat and satchel bag making machines.
The MATASIM is to be seen as a basic machine for new markets. It is particularly suitable for customers who are planning to produce simple flat and satchel bags or who want to use this machine for a first step into paper bag production. The main focus of the development was therefore on the principle of simplicity. Paper bags can be produced quickly and with minimal effort.
The MATASIM is characterized by its simple operation and robust construction. As for all GARANT machines, we can offer a suitable printing unit, the LINAFLEX S.
Both machines were presented at the PackExpo 2018 in Chicago.
The machine line was installed by our service technician Vojtech Vybiralik who was able to explain the various functions of the production processes to the visitors on the booth. For the first time John Vander-Putten took part in a GARANT fair. Since last year, he is working for GARANT as the local face of GARANT Sales in the USA.
The MATASIM was a great start for many good discussions. They resulted in several projects for the MATASIM and for other GARANT machines.
50. LONGSLIT 1013 P
For us the year 2018 started with a success story. The 50. LONGSLIT 1013 P has been sold.
The LONGSLIT 1013 P now joins the series of successful machines.
The robust construction and the simple operation are the convincing points, which make the LONGSLIT 1013 P popular for our customers.
GARANT is growing
Ten years ago 60 were working for GARANT, now in September 2016 GARANT has 105 employees.
The space in the office building is becoming tight now.
Since April 2016 a new building is being erected with a direct connection to the old one. On 736 sqm there is place for about 50 new workplaces. The new building also includes a basement for the house utilities, machine documents and technical drawings.
The building is built according to KfW-standards and as also in the old building “green electricity” and LED-lighting will be used.
Until now the construction work is on target, the bare brickwork is mostly completed and first workings in the interior were already done.
At the end of November the building should be completed. By the end of this year the construction department, the service, the purchasing department, the IT department and the shipping department will have moved into their new offices.
GARANT at the drupa 2016
GARANT presented their products at the drupa - the global printing trade fair
The drupa 2016 was a big success for GARANT. The team of GARANT is glad of the high rush of visitors and the really good quality of the 440 conversations on the 11 fair days. “For our customers the format change on our highly modern block bottom bag machine TRIUMPH 2-T8 was very interesting. The format change can be performed within 30 minutes. For the customers this means that long changeover times can be avoided. “said Managing Director Dieter Schallenberg.