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Gerresheimer values the commitment of its employees

Gerresheimer named “Top National Employer” for the fourth time

Düsseldorf, February 13, 2018. The new year has started well for Gerresheimer. This is because the company, which employs around 3,400 people in Germany, was awarded the title of “Top National Employer” by the German Focus magazine this year for the fourth time. As part of a unique survey run in partnership with Xing, the leading social network
for professionals, and the employer rating portal kununu.com, Focus asks employees all about their company. There was no doubt that staff would gladly recommend their employer to other people.

"Our strength is the passion and specialist skills that our employees contribute," said Thomas Perlitz, Global Senior Vice President HR. "In order to manufacture glass and plastic pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging to the highest quality standards, we require teams that work closely together and understand and master every step of the process. That is why we invest in training and developing our employees.”  

Young talent from our own ranks

Gerresheimer values the commitment of its employees

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

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. The first eight participants already have twelve successful months under their belts. The next group is due to start in fall 2018 and the first intake of applicants are already being shortlisted.  

Gerresheimer has manufacturing sites in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The seven German plants produce special glass and plastic packaging for drugs and cosmetics for many illustrious customers.

Here is a short description of all the German companies in the Gerresheimer Group: 

Gerresheimer AG, Düsseldorf

Gerresheimer values the commitment of its employees

The Gerresheimer Group is headquartered in Düsseldorf. This is where the Management Board guides the company with 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 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 

Gerresheimer values the commitment of its employees

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

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 makes ampoules from tubular glass for liquid medicines.

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, 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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