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Söhner Kunststofftechnik GmbH is a company with a high standard for its quality, environmental and energy management. The manufacturer of plastic recyclable packaging systems with headquarters in Schwaigern is ambitious enough to have itself certified three times with success by an independent institute.
With these important company certifications, Söhner provides its customers with objective evaluation benchmarks for improved processes, higher quality standards and sustainable production.
Quality management for the highest customer satisfaction
Quality is the most important factor for success for Söhner. Customers all over the world trust its recyclable packaging systems to transport goods safely. It is thus clearly a matter of course that Söhner would meet these customer demands with a certified quality management system according to the international standard ISO 9001. In addition, the company proves its quality orientation internally and externally and thus guarantees the highest customer satisfaction.
Environmental management – for a responsible handling of resources
With certification according to ISO 14001, Söhner delivers optimum proof of its environmentally conscious and sustainable economic policies. The objective of this standard is the reduction of emissions, waste and sewage, as well as the conscientious handling of natural resources. In the process, one of the deciding factors is the reuse of materials through consistent recycling. At Söhner, the homogeneous recycling of plastic containers and workpiece carriers make it possible for 30 to 40 percent of production to be achieved through the recovery of the various plastics. From plastic remainders arising from production and recycled plastic parts, plastic is manufactured at such a quality that it can be reused in the production of recyclable packaging systems. Not only recycling reduces the resource requirement and environmental load, but also high-quality products with a long service life.
Energy management – for an improved energy consumption
ISO 50001 guarantees the improvement of the energy-related services of companies. In the large machine fleet of Söhner, savings potentials in energy consumption have been playing a role in cost reduction and energy-efficient operation for years.
For instance, the company sensibly uses waste heat from production and district heating from a biogas plant to heat the majority of its buildings with over 10,000 m². Even power from Söhner's photovoltaic plants makes an important contribution to climate protection. The company thus saves a whole 150 t of CO2 year after year.
For the certifications, a company must subject itself to an extensive testing procedure every three years; this testing procedure is constantly refined and adapted to new legal regulations. The certificates are granted after an extensive investigation by the independent testing body, Zertifizierungsgesellschaft für Managementprozesse mbH.