Rosenberg, March 2018
The international management team and the management of JRS J. Rettenmaier&Söhne met last week at the Rosenberg-Holzmühle headquarters for the annual strategy conference. With a detailed, intensive exchange of information and ideas on the further orientation of the owner-managed family group of companies, the annual event serves as a creative future workshop and communication platform for JRS fiber experts from all over the world.
A network of now 25 own sales companies and offices brings JRS plant fiber technology into the most different types of industrial areas around the globe. The international network structure of JRS is designed to ensure the most comprehensive and direct advice and support possible for all customer contacts in the most diverse industries and fields of application. "Our most inspiring source of innovation is the intensive discussions with our customers. Here we learn about upcoming tasks and problems for which we can offer appropriate solutions with our functional plant fiber technology. This gives rise to new product ideas and fields of application" for CEO Josef Otto Rettenmaier this is the driving force and growth engine of the JRS business model. "We see that the 'green' JRS plant fiber technology obviously hits the nerve of our time - with the right, 'sustainable' answers to many pressing questions of our time. Healthier nutrition and affordable health for an ever-growing world population, energy and resource conservation and environmental protection - with our dietary fibers and fiber-functional materials made from renewable plant raw materials, we enable and promote many important fields of application in modern everyday life".
During the conference, the further internationalization of the JRS business model was discussed intensively. The medium-sized manufacturing company, which has been exporting innovative products and application solutions from Germany to all parts of the world since the 1970s, has developed into a densely woven global production, technology and sales network with more than 30 production plants on three continents over the past years. With the shortest possible transport routes close to the production sites of international industry and raw material sources. New plants in India and China are helping the JRS Group to further expand its presence in Asia after Europe and America.
However, the European locations, including the Holzmühle plant, are not being neglected either: with extensive plant expansions and the commissioning of a new plant in Brenil, France, JRS is also responding to rising demand in the European market.
With the integration of further partners in the group of companies, JRS is expanding its worldwide platform as an innovative solution provider for global industry.
The international consulting and sales network continues to grow: in the course of the sales meeting, the heads of the newly founded JRS sales organizations from Canada, the Ukraine and the Baltic States were welcomed as new members of the JRS management team.