Providing the service stepping stones
Popack Logistik’s earliest steps in spring 1999
The idea from which Popack Logistik GmbH developed was first conceived in the 1990s. At that time, Andreas Popall was employed as managing director in a logistics company in the Rhine-Main region, and he recognised that there was large demand for customer-specific services in the packaging sector. Consequently, Popack Logistik GmbH was officially registered in the register of companies on 16 April 1999. The name “Popack” is a combination of part of the name “Popall” and the German expression “packende Idee” (“fascinating idea”), which refers to the original business concept.
Initially, only two employees worked in a 20-square-metre production area re-labelling products. Just one year later, the production area of the production site, which at that time was the Mainz-Hechtsheim site, had to be expanded: display construction and customisation were added to the services portfolio. In subsequent years, customisation work for the frozen goods sector and also for the hazardous materials sector was undertaken for various customers. In 2004, the company shifted its main operations to Mainz-Marienborn: Popack commenced customisation work for the pharmaceuticals sector in accordance with Art. 13 of the German Medicinal Products Act (AMG). For this purpose, a production facility was constructed in accordance with the GMP guidelines, with an associated storage area.
After a 14-month construction period, the new logistics centre were completed at the end of September 2015, and are now in productive use. The new logistics centre of approximately 3,500 square metres has a drive-in rack system, and capacity for 9,000 additional pallet spaces. Popack now has a total of more than 20,000 pallet spaces. A total of around five million euros was invested in the project.
Popack Logistik GmbH currently employs more than 50 permanent employees and two dozens of temporarely staff. During peak periods, this capacity can be added to 100.
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