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The Coroplast Group is a globally successful, independent, family-run company that is managed in the third generation by Natalie Mekelburger as President & CEO. In the course of its 90-year history, this Group with three business units in the meantime has evolved from the local manufacturer of electrical insulation materials to a global player and technology leader in the fields of Technical Adhesive Tapes, Wires & Cables, and Wire Harnesses.
Employing approx. 7,000 people, we not only manufacture at our headquarters in Wuppertal, but also in Poland, China, Tunisia, the USA, Mexico, and Moldova. As a result, we always stay close to our customers, who mainly come from the automotive industry.
Our driving forces are entrepreneurship and a true pioneering spirit. We are not simply satisfied with the existing status quo, but distinguish ourselves in each of our business fields by creating processes and products that are better than those of our competitors. Our motto is “Doing things differently” – always with the best interests of our customers in mind.
In my view, responsible corporate management consists of three things: an organization that is always capable of reacting and adapting to situations as they arise, sensitive risk management, and a strong employer brand capable of attracting highly qualified staff and giving them a place to become part of a loyal core team.
Coroplast Fritz Müller GmbH & Co. KG with its three brands Coroplast Tape, Coroflex, and WeWire has its headquarters in Wuppertal. The company premises are still the production site, but also the headquarters of the three business units and the central units. In addition, the Coroplast Group acts from there as a coordinative and cultural focal point of the company.
Despite our size and international strategy, we consciously preserve and maintain the character and structures of a family-run company. This means: partners, the advisory board, and the management board collaborate closely and maintain a culture of straightforward decision-making based on flat hierarchical structures that are reflected throughout the entire organization. We are independent of banks and not controlled either by investors or shareholders.
For that reason, our claim “Keeping you connected” not only applies to our customer proximity and our products, it is also our mission statement for the relationship we have to our suppliers and employees – at all levels of hierarchy and at all of our locations. We are aware that long-term relations create continuity, stability, and mutual trust. We foster employees who are willing to assume responsibility, have the courage to change, and a passion to create. That is how we develop the innovative products and services that make long-term customer relationships possible.
With our development expertise as well as our own processes and technologies, we create innovative products that stand out from the market and that inspire our customers time and again.
We are proud of our long-standing history and assume responsibility for people and the environment now and in the future – whether at our headquarters in Wuppertal or at one of our locations in the world. As a family-managed company, we attach great importance to integrity. That’s why we rely on transparent rules of conduct that create trust, set standards, and are constantly checked for effectiveness. After all, we are aware that we can only develop the Coroplast Group if we have continual and ambitious commitment to change.