Bünde, July 22, 2014 – Normally, the 800 employees at Gerresheimer are the people contributing to consumer health with the syringes and cartridges they manufacture. On July 3 and 4, the focus was shifted to the health of the personnel at the plant.
One of the main themes of the day was ‘back health‘. In addition to information about how to look after their backs and a mobility test, a physiotherapist was on site to provide the employees with individual computer-aided spine measurements. “It’s great,“ said one delighted employee. “Now I know exactly how to take care of my back.“
“We’ve discovered at our Health Days events that back health is an important issue for our employees,“ said HR Manager Olaf Grädler, adding, “We’ve been making efforts to promote employee health awareness in recent years, and to structure their workplaces so that they have a positive rather than detrimental effect on health.“
“Our long-term focus on cooperation has been very successful because it helps us to coordinate our activities so that we can achieve the best results for our employees,“ said Roswita Dieckhöner, Occupational Health Management Consultant. The project is supported by the plant’s cooperation partner, the AOK NordWest health insurance provider.
The Health Days contribute to optimizing health management at Gerresheimer Bünde.
Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH is part of the Plastics & Devices Division. Located in Bünde-Südlengern, it has the most modern production facility for pre-fillable syringe systems and cartridges in the world. The company was founded in 1947 by the Hennings and Zimmermann families as Bünder Glas GmbH. Today, Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH is able to look back on over 65 years of experience. Our Bünde production facility has around 800 employees and is the Gerresheimer Group’s competence center for syringes that are used for the long-term storage of pharmaceutical products such as vaccines.
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company’s special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 11,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.2 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.