Hofheim, February, 23rd, 2021
DIENST at new location
In the year of its 33rd anniversary, DIENST Verpackungstechnik moves from Hochheim to Hofheim. Almost ten years after the takeover by POLAR-Mohr, the company is fully integrated into the POLAR Group. New personnel also comes on board in the course of this.
The formal takeover of DIENST Verpackungstechnik GmbH by POLAR-Mohr already took place in 2011. POLAR's wholly-owned subsidiary was previously located in Hochheim am Main, about 20 kilometers from the Hofheim site.
Like DIENST, POLAR is a mechanical engineering company. POLAR specializes in the manufacture of equipment and solutions in the field of print finishing. DIENST, on the other hand, is a manufacturer of packaging machines for food and non-food products. The integration into the POLAR Group began with aligning the corporate design and cooperation at the departmental level. The move ultimately became necessary due to DIENST's high production capacity utilization, for which the Hochheim plant was no longer sufficient. After DIENST's final assembly had already moved to Hofheim in 2018, the packaging specialist's complete relocation was completed in January 2021.
In this way, DIENST will also be able to use POLAR's more efficient production facilities in the future. In addition, resources are to be allocated more flexibly. But the move is not just a spatial change. Several production areas have been adapted to the new requirements. Investments were targeted towards the replacement and renewal of production machines.
Investments were also made in the commercial areas, i.e., the office buildings. More than 70 employees now work in the modernized offices of "Building 16". From now on, this also includes Frigyes Borbély, who joins DIENST as Sales Manager. In his new function, he reports to Hendrik Kneusels, Head of Sales and Service of the POLAR Group. Borbély has a wide range of international experience in the packaging industry. Before starting his professional career, which included a period abroad in China, he completed a degree in technical and economic sciences. Borbély's sales team will be supported by Sales Manager Arnold Lackmann, whose focus will be on proactive, international market development. The previous Sales Manager, Michael Sünder, will remain with DIENST in a strategic position. With his extensive product and market knowledge, he will in the future act as Head of Pre-Sales Engineering.
And it is not only the sales department that is growing: With Tihomir Petricevic, DIENST has also gained a new head for the service department. His area of responsibility includes the office and field service. Tihomir Petricevic also reports to Hendrik Kneusels.
DIENST is thus entering the year 2021 at the new location with fresh personnel, which marks the 33rd anniversary of the packaging specialist's founding.
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