Gerresheimer commended as top national employer

Düsseldorf, February 18, 2020. Gerresheimer has been awarded the title of “Top National Employer” by Focus magazine. As part of a unique survey run in partnership with Xing, the leading social network for professionals, and the employer rating portal, Focus asked employees all about the company they work for. There was no doubt that staff would gladly recommend their employer to other people. Gerresheimer employs approximately 3,500 people in Germany.

“We value people who work with passion and specialist expertise,” says Alexander Eckert, Global Senior Vice President Human Resources. “That is why we take employee criticism seriously, as it shows us that they aren’t indifferent about their work and they are engaging with it. People like this are vital when it comes to producing glass and plastic pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging to the highest quality standards. We need teams that work closely together and understand and master every step of the process. That’s why we invest in training and developing our employees.”

Training – young talent from our own ranks

One of Gerresheimer’s well-kept traditions is training our own young talent in our glass works and plastics factories.

Gerresheimer commended as top national employer

Year after year, Gerresheimer apprentices are among the best in their year group that sit the exams set by the Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

Trainee program for university graduates

Since spring 2017, the company has offered a trainee program to students with a Master’s degree, giving them a path into their future career. The trainees spend 18 months working in various plants and departments, including spending time abroad.

Global production

Gerresheimer has several manufacturing sites in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The seven German plants produce special glass and plastic packaging and drug delivery systems for safely storing and administering medication and supply them to numerous illustrious customers.

Gerresheimer commended as top national employer


The German companies in the Gerresheimer Group:

Gerresheimer AG, Düsseldorf

The Gerresheimer Group is headquartered in Düsseldorf. This is where the Management Board guides the company with its many production sites all across the world. The name “Gerresheimer” was taken from the Gerresheim district of Düsseldorf, where the company was founded over 150 years ago. Gerresheimer has been listed on the MDAX since 2007.

Gerresheimer Bünde – the syringe experts

In the town of Bünde in Eastern Westphalia, Gerresheimer produces glass syringes for the pharmaceutical industry. These are used for heparin injections and flu vaccinations, for example.

Gerresheimer commended as top national employer

Gerresheimer Essen, Lohr and Tettau – a long tradition of moulded glass expertise

All Gerresheimer's moulded glass production sites in Germany enjoy a long tradition. Each year, the sites in Essen in the Ruhr, Lohr on the Main, and Tettau in Upper Franconia produce several billion glass containers for drugs and cosmetics.

Gerresheimer Regensburg – the plastics specialists

At the German sites in Regensburg, Pfreimd, and Wackersdorf in the Upper Palatinate region, high-quality medical products made from plastic, such as inhalers and insulin pens, are produced for well-known pharmaceutical brands.

Gerresheimer commended as top national employer

Gerresheimer Wertheim – ampoules

Wertheim is the commercial hub of the Main-Tauber district and the largest industrial center in the part of Franconia around Heilbronn. This is where Gerresheimer produces ampoules from tubular glass for liquid medicines.

Careers at Gerresheimer

With its international corporate culture and a production line that operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Gerresheimer is a broad-based company that offers career challenges and wide-ranging prospects. To find information about training at Gerresheimer, entry-level opportunities, and current vacancies at its locations across the globe, visit: Gerresheimer Jobs and Careers.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With plants in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of around EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: Insulin pens, micro pumps, inhalers, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.

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