2018: A year that set new challenges for 2019
For Focke Meler, 2018 was a year of growth, international expansion and the beginning of a series of projects that will shape the company’s future in the years to come. Do you want to know what we did? Here is a brief summary:
At the end of 2018, we launched an ambitious plan to lay the groundwork for the new Meler headquarters in Pamplona. Nearly 100 jobs will be created in Navarre thanks to this initiative, which is why the project is considered to be an investment of interest to the entire region. This new building has been designed to offer maximum human comfort and is being built with technology aimed at protecting the environment and conserving energy, all with the goal of reducing the impact of our ecological footprint.
Moreover, we expanded our range of products with new launches: the automatic feeder, the new versions of our hoses in different finishes to adapt to your production line, and different versions of our coating rollers, among others. Additionally, we are entering the world of Industry 4.0 with our PC StarBI pattern controller.
We also increased our presence at trade fairs, attending the five most important ones in the packaging sector and furniture industry: FIMMA in Valencia, Hispack in Barcelona, Ipack Ima in Milan, FachPack in Nuremberg and All4Pack in Paris. Did you visit us at any of them?
And, of course, bikes have been very important at Focke Meler once again this year. Three of our colleagues competed in the Titan Desert, crossing the Moroccan desert, and many of us did the Zugarramurdi witches route as part of the 2018 Challenge.
And… what lies ahead for 2019?
We will continue our international expansion with the opening of new local offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.
In the first half of the year, we will also launch a new control platform: Micron+, the hotmelt unit with Micron technology and a built-in touch screen, developed to be able to control the unit more easily and intuitively. It will serve as our pathway into the Industry 4.0.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to visit us at three important international trade fairs: EMPACK, FachPack and PPMA, where we will provide solutions to all your technical gluing needs.
We look forward to a 2019 full of challenges and opportunities…will you join us?