This week we have been celebrating Wipak Walsrode 20 year anniversary as part of the Wihuri Group corporate family. One of its longest members is Maik Nungässer, featured in this week’s Meet Our People feature. Here’s what Maik has to share:
Describe what you do at Wipak in a way that anyone could understand!
I work in print and color management and, in addition to various projects, I am also Wipak Walsrode’s dangerous goods officer. My team and I are in charge of the work preparation of the print jobs. We specify the optimal color system combination in order to guarantee all the required properties for the customer‘s applications. In addition to optimizing the scheduling of orders, we also ensure that all the required raw materials are available at the right time. We are always trying out new materials in order to continuously improve the products.
What are your thoughts on Wipak valuing sustainability?
Sustainability is one of the most important topics we are currently dealing with, I find it very important that Wipak is active on the subject. We have started with the first new paper composites solutions and trending towards thinner foils or foils that can be better recycled. There will be still many changes within our company in the nearest future. We have to be ready to face these changes and offer the right sustainable solutions.
Can you share something local about your Wipak site that is unique?
The complexity in Walsrode is unique. If I just take a look at the finishing area, we have everything from prepress, printing cylinder engraving, gravure printing machines with up to 11 colors and inline lamination, digital printing machines, solvent-based and solvent-free lamination, as well as cutting systems with robot technology to offer the customer complete product solutions, all from a single source. The high level of training our colleagues possess here on-site only contributes to this. We are able to deliver solutions fitting almost every customer requirement.
What is something unique about you that not many people know? Do you have a passion, hobby, or a new skill you’d like to share?
I have discovered Golf last year. It allows me to switch off completely within a few minutes. In addition to the joy of hitting the little ball, the exercise is also great: you can cover 10km while on the pitch. I would recommend everyone to try it out, it’s really a great sport!