I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and all at Staeger would like to wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
The first anniversary of joining Staeger approaches at the end of January for me, and I am loving every minute. The team and our customers have made me feel so welcome and every day brings a fresh challenge. So, to celebrate my first year here, I thought I’d share 3 things that I think set Staeger apart and make it the great company it is.
1.Manufacturing at its core
It feels like I have come back to my roots of working in a manufacturing company, where access to production is just a case of walking down a set of stairs and I am there, being able to discuss any new design ideas directly with the machine operators to ensure the best most efficient way of producing the packaging. This approach to problem solving works really well for me, and allows me to draw on the wealth of experience in the manufacturing team.
2.Investment and innovation
The business is always looking to the future, to innovate, and deliver the latest possibilities to customers. It makes for a very positive and proactive environment. As part of a multinational organisation, the investment in people and equipment is fantastic to see. For example, we have recently invested in an on-line labelling machine which means that we can now apply stickers to our RPET cartons whist they are running down our gluing machine – offering greater capabilities to our customers that offer more choice and save time.
3.A Strong Voice in the Industry
The team I joined at Staeger has been in the industry for many years, and seen the changing needs of the customer and the trade. Our MD, Ian Jamie, has a clear and pragmatic view and as the industry changes, he is a strong voice for our business and the wider industry.
Ian was recently interviewed on Radio 4 defending plastics, if you would like to have a listen please click on the link below (the piece starts at 1:31, Ian’s interview starts at 1:34)
I have had a fantastic first year here at Staeger, and I am sure the next 12 months will bring more challenges and opportunities.