On May 1, 2020 Uhlmann is to take over all apprentices employed at Kekeisen on that date. The nine trainee industrial, tool, and cutting mechanics will then be able to make use of the well-quipped Uhlmann training workshop (photo). (Source: Uhlmann)

Uhlmann takes over Kekeisen apprentices

On May 1, 2020 Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG is to take over all apprentices employed by Th. Kekeisen GmbH & Co.KG on that date. The two companies reached an agreement to this effect last week. This means that nine young people will have the opportunity to continue their vocational training without interruption despite the planned closure of Kekeisen.

At the end of November 2019 Kekeisen announced its plan to shut down the company on June 30, 2020, a step that also affects approximately 120 employees. A solution has been found for the nine apprentices who commenced their vocational training at Kekeisen between 2017 and 2019. The trainee industrial, tool, and cutting mechanics are assured the smooth continuation of their apprenticeship at Uhlmann. The company is located in Laupheim in the direct vicinity of Kekeisen. “We are glad that Uhlmann has agreed to render this assistance. Uhlmann provides vocational training in the same professions as us. As a result, our apprentices now have the opportunity to successfully complete their apprenticeship without interruption”, explains Thomas Gebele, Managing Director at Kekeisen.

By taking over these trainees, the number of apprentices at Uhlmann increases to over 100. “We are sorry about the shutdown of the company Kekeisen and want to support our long-term neighbor. Furthermore, I am certain that the additional trainees will constitute a gain for our company”, states Norbert Gruber, CEO at Uhlmann.

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Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
As a leading global systems supplier for the packaging of pharmaceutical products in blisters, bottles, and cartons, Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG provides flexible integral solutions for international pharmaceutical companies, generics manufacturers, and contract packers. On the basis of innovative packaging lines, services and digital solutions, Uhlmann sets standards in terms of quality, efficiency, and availability. As a total solution provider, the company offers consultation, project management, implementation, and services from a single source. Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG belongs to the Uhlmann Group and, with some 2,400 employees, achieved a turnover of 426m euros during the financial year 2018/2019.Other companies which belong to the Uhlmann Group are Koch Pac-Systeme in the Black Forest, Cremer Speciaalmachines in the Netherlands and Wonder Packing Machinery in China. Central departments have been redeployed at Uhlmann Group Holding GmbH & Co. KG since October 2019. See www.uhlmann.de and www.uhlmann-group.com for more information.