With the sale of the US and Rigid businesses in 2018, Coveris has now clearly positioned itself as a leading European packaging producer, fully focusing its strengths on its core businesses and geographic markets.
The reorganized structure is built around technology and markets, organized into three business units (Labels & Board, Films, Flexibles), leveraging its comprehensive and well-equipped European manufacturing network to offer a broader portfolio of solutions and more efficient service to its customers.
Since joining Coveris, back in 2012, Gary Rehwinkel, Business Unit Head Films, has been instrumental in improving and growing the business. Being a US national, Rehwinkel has supported Coveris during the realignment phase to help ensuring proper business continuity, primarily in the UK. With this first phase completed, he will end his assignment in the UK and will relocate back to the USA.
Coveris is appointing Dennis Patterson, currently Managing Director UK for Labels & Board, to the Coveris Executive Leadership Team as Business Unit Head Labels & Board. Dennis is highly recognised within our industry and Coveris, which he joined in 1999. His intimate knowledge of the industry will be key in further developing the business unit within the UK and in Europe.
Jakob Mosser, CEO Coveris Group, will initially take direct responsibility for the Business Unit Films. Commenting on the decision he said “I decided to involve myself more in the Films Unit to leverage collaboration and innovation at the core of our business. We do thank Gary for his support in bringing Coveris UK forward and wish him all the best for his future. We are convinced that together with Dennis, we will further strengthen our business and continue offering excellent packaging solutions and services to our customers, in the UK and abroad.”
Coveris is a Europe based leading Top 5 packaging producer offering films, flexible packaging as well as labels & board. Together with our customers we develop attractive and easy to use packaging solutions that protect all kinds of vital products – from food to pet food, from medical supplies to industrial and agricultural products. Through our high level of technical know-how, we help to reduce waste and constantly work on new, high performance and sustainable packaging solutions.
Coveris Headquarter has recently relocated to Vienna and it today operates 25 sites in EMEA, with more than 4.500 employees.