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Gerresheimer again recognized as a MINT Minded Company

Düsseldorf, March 27, 2018. Gerresheimer has been recognized this year as a "MINT Minded Company" for the second time by audimax Medien GmbH and the "MINT Zukunft schaffen" ("Creating a MINT future") initiative.  MINT stands for the academic subjects and careers in mathematics, IT, science and technology. At its sites across Germany, Gerresheimer offers training programs in over 15 career pathways and in 12 dual degree courses, including their newest addition GxGo!, an 18 month trainee program for those who have completed their Master's degree. 

"We are so pleased to have been recognized as a MINT Minded Company again, and this confirms we are doing the right thing by supporting young talent from our own ranks. With GxGo! we are forcefully heading into the right direction," says Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources. For years, Gerresheimer has been training young people in 16 career pathways and 12 dual degree courses and has been successfully running the new trainee program GxGo! for Master's graduates for a year now.

Covering cough medicine and infusion bottles, ampoules and syringes, and even insulin pens and inhalers, Gerresheimer's extensive range features several thousand packaging products that you probably see every day. Packaging that comes into direct contact with products, medicines in this case, is known as primary packaging. And Gerresheimer makes this using glass and plastic for its well-known customers in the pharmaceutical industry. Gerresheimer is also a leading manufacturer of cosmetics packaging, producing many well-known perfume bottles at its site in Tettau (in the Upper Franconia region of Bavaria).

The seven Gerresheimer training centers in Germany offer training in the following MINT professions: electronics engineer for industrial engineering, system integration computer scientist, industrial electrician, industrial mechanic, mechatronics engineer, screen printing media technician, technical product designer, process engineer for glass technology, process engineer for plastics and rubber technology, tool mechanic and cutting machine operator. 

Glass made in Germany – training to guarantee our future


Gerresheimer again recognized as a MINT Minded CompanyGerresheimer's sites include Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia), Lohr (Lower Franconia, Bavaria), Tettau (Upper Franconia, Bavaria) and Wertheim (Baden-Württemberg). Every plant is equipped with modern and environmentally friendly production facilities. Gerresheimer's production processes are defined down to the last detail, ensuring safety and allowing its products to meet the high quality requirements of its customers, the majority of whom come from the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Stringent, multilevel quality controls ensure that only flawless bottles and containers are supplied to customers. Gerresheimer's stated aim is to achieve almost error-free production, which requires reliable, experienced and skilled staff more than anything else. That's why the company also invests so heavily in training for its future specialist staff and managers. 

Gerresheimer Medial Systems in Pfreimd and Wackersdorf, Bavaria


Gerresheimer again recognized as a MINT Minded CompanyGerresheimer Medical Systems, based in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria, manufactures high-quality plastic medical products, such as inhalers and insulin pens, for leading pharmaceutical and medical engi-neering companies. Among its high-tech range of equipment are state-of-the-art injection moulding machines, assembly machines and testing devices. Even more essential in terms of product quality, however, are the efficiency of its processes and the outstanding work of its staff. The center primarily trains process engineers for plastics and rubber technology. 

The benefits of a dual training system are now generating a great deal of interest in the US too. Managers from three technical colleges in the US state of Georgia visited Gerresheimer's sites in Wackersdorf and Pfreimd in December 2016. The aim of the visit was for Gerresheimer to introduce its American guests to the exemplary German training system with its close-knit network of schools, universities and companies in order to introduce a similar set-up at Gerresheimer's site in Peachtree City in future. Since then, the team has been in discussions with the correspond-ing college to put the dual training system into practice.

Gerresheimer Bünde, North Rhine-Westphalia


Gerresheimer’s Bünde plant, based in East Westphalia, manufactures syringes and cartridges for pharma companies around the world, while training apprentices to become electronics engineers for industrial engineering and industrial mechanics, for example. The course combines theory with practice and enables students to progress towards a B.Eng.

Those who successfully complete their training, the dual degree course or the trainee program at Gerresheimer have every chance of being taken on after passing their exams. 

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MINT Minded Company


With the "MINT Minded Company" initiative, audimax MEDIEN GmbH and the "MINT Zukunft schaffen" ("Creating a future with MINT") association are casting the limelight on companies that are taking special measures to promote the next generation of MINT professionals, MINT talents and MINT specialists. By signing the 10-point declaration "MINT Welcome", MINT Minded Companies are setting an example in terms of highlighting to society the vital need for MINT employees if Germany is to retain and develop its status and expertise as a center of industry.

Only nominated companies can be considered for the award and they cannot purchase it. Nominations can only be made by the target group of MINT students, MINT graduates and MINT talents. By taking part in this initiative, audimax MEDIEN hopes to set a trend in German corporate culture and underscore the role model status of responsible companies. The aim is to let the wider public know which employers are especially committed to promoting MINT talents in order to communicate this commitment to the outside world and to set these companies up as examples.

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 approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With plants in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of around EUR 1.4 bn. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical pack-aging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: Insulin pens, 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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