The Jokey Group

An international family company.

The Jokey name has stood for outstanding expertise in plastic injection moulding for over 50 years. The Jokey Group is one of the leading manufacturers in plastic packaging worldwide. The company, based in Wipperfürth, is headed up by the second and third generations of the Kemmerich family. The Jokey Group has over 15 facilities in 12 countries and supplies customers in roughly80 countries. In 2015, 1,800 Jokey employees generated around 425 billion euros in revenue.

Business divisions

Accomplished plastic packaging expertise.

Jokey International

At home worldwide.

Values

The highest standards. Everywhere.

At Jokey, you can expect a unique depth of production, short production paths and quick coordination processes. For large or small order volumes: We’re here for you - from consultation to setting up at your filling facility.

The Jokey Group is based on solid, sustainable growth. We're developing new markets with and for you. We understand the local cultures and are flexible and happy to adapt. We are producing products at 15 locations worldwide, to the highest international standards, at a quality that’s worthy of the “Made in Germany” label. Industry 4.0 has already taken holdin our highly mechanised production facilities.

Our customer focus, knowledge and production capacity make us your global partner, providing you with innovative premium solutions with vibrancy and Passion.

CULTURE

Our diversitymakes us strong.

The international Jokey family unites people from many different countries and cultures. Practising openness, appreciation and tolerance creates a climate which allows everyone to flourish. Minimal fluctuation in our factories allows for mixed-age teams who together can find the best solution with curiosity, dynamism and a great wealth of experience.


SUSTAINABILITY

Responsibility for the world in which we live.

Sustainability at Jokey includes the areas of ecology, economy and social issues. We are working continuously to improve the resource efficiency of our production processes. We're a future-focussed partner for our customers and suppliers and a reliable, attractive employer for our employees. More on sustainability at Jokey.

Management

Continuity guaranteed.

Herbert Kemmerich (CEO) and Ralf Kemmerich (COO) are the second and third generations heading up the family company. They are supported by Peter Dörmbach (CFO) and Christof Kölschbach (CSO), both employees for many years who have worked their way up to management.

History

45 years of dynamism, growth and innovative strength.

It all began in 1968, in Fähnrichstüttem near Wipperfürth in the Bergisches Land: Josef Kemmerich started producing plastic buckets for the filling industry in a workshop just 200 m2 in size with two second-hand injection moulding machines and nine employees. He named the newly established company "Jokey Plastik" after the first letters of his name. Three years later, his sons joined him as partners in the company. The young firm grew rapidly, quickly adding new production sites. Jokey invested and expanded. Today the Jokey Group, with 15 plants in 12 countries and sales subsidiaries on all continents, is one of the international market leaders in the packaging industry. Jokey has won five awards from the European Commission as one of the 500 European companies with the strongest growth. In 2002 and 2009 Jokey was one of the finalists in the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition.

1968

Company founded and named by Josef Kemmerich

Company founded and named by Josef Kemmerich

Company founded and named by Josef Kemmerich

1969

Establishment of the production site Fähnrichstüttem, Wipperfürth

Establishment of the production site Fähnrichstüttem, Wipperfürth

Establishment of the production site Fähnrichstüttem, Wipperfürth

1975

Takeover of Sure Plastik in Gummersbach, Germany

Takeover of Sure Plastik in Gummersbach, Germany

Takeover of Sure Plastik in Gummersbach, Germany

1981

Takeover of Sicopal in Northern France

Takeover of Sicopal in Northern France

Takeover of Sicopal in Northern France

1986

Commissioning of the plant in Wipperfürth, Germany

Commissioning of the plant in Wipperfürth, Germany

Commissioning of the plant in Wipperfürth, Germany

1986

Introduction of offset printing for round containers

Introduction of offset printing for round containers

Introduction of offset printing for round containers

1988

Market introduction of the Jokey Tainer Series

Market introduction of the Jokey Tainer Series

Market introduction of the Jokey Tainer Series

1990

Use of the first eight-colour offset printing systems for round containers

Use of the first eight-colour offset printing systems for round containers

Use of the first eight-colour offset printing systems for round containers

1991

Introduction of offset printing for oval and square containers

Introduction of offset printing for oval and square containers

Introduction of offset printing for oval and square containers

1991

Takeover of Formaplast in Sohland, Germany

Takeover of Formaplast in Sohland, Germany

Takeover of Formaplast in Sohland, Germany

1996

Plant in Blachownia, Poland

Plant in Blachownia, Poland

Plant in Blachownia, Poland

1996

Market introduction of the Jokey Euro Tainer Series

Market introduction of the Jokey Euro Tainer Series

Market introduction of the Jokey Euro Tainer Series

1997

Market introduction of the In-Mould Labelling process for large containers

Market introduction of the In-Mould Labelling process for large containers

Market introduction of the In-Mould Labelling process for large containers

1998

Plant in Istanbul, Turkey

Plant in Istanbul, Turkey

Plant in Istanbul, Turkey

1998

Plant in Prague, Czech Republic

Plant in Prague, Czech Republic

Plant in Prague, Czech Republic

1999

Plant in Oued-Tiélat Oran, Algeria

Plant in Oued-Tiélat Oran, Algeria

Plant in Oued-Tiélat Oran, Algeria

2004

Plant in Goderich, Canada

Plant in Goderich, Canada

Plant in Goderich, Canada

2004

Plant in Mogilev, Belarus

Plant in Mogilev, Belarus

Plant in Mogilev, Belarus

2005

Takeover of Meik Werkzeugbau (today Jokey Werkzeugbau)

Takeover of Meik Werkzeugbau (today Jokey Werkzeugbau)

Takeover of Meik Werkzeugbau (today Jokey Werkzeugbau)

2005

Strengthening of the Custom Mould sector

Strengthening of the Custom Mould sector

Strengthening of the Custom Mould sector

2007

Launch of digital printing

Launch of digital printing

Launch of digital printing

2007

Plant in Cairo, Egypt

Plant in Cairo, Egypt

Plant in Cairo, Egypt

2008

Plant in Belgrade, Serbia

Plant in Belgrade, Serbia

Plant in Belgrade, Serbia

2010

Introduction of Jokey Coating Tainer and Jokey Barrier Tainer

Introduction of Jokey Coating Tainer and Jokey Barrier Tainer

Introduction of Jokey Coating Tainer and Jokey Barrier Tainer

2013

Commissioning of new production site in Turkey

Commissioning of new production site in Turkey

Commissioning of new production site in Turkey

2013

Foundation stone laid for plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia

Foundation stone laid for plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia

Foundation stone laid for plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia

2014

Performing Jokey Individual

Performing Jokey Individual

Performing Jokey Individual

2015

Approx. 25 product series from 120 ml to 35 l in the standard programme, plus Custom Mould products from the Jokey Individual line of business

Approx. 25 product series from 120 ml to 35 l in the standard programme, plus Custom Mould products from the Jokey Individual line of business

Approx. 25 product series from 120 ml to 35 l in the standard programme, plus Custom Mould products from the Jokey Individual line of business

2016

Success Implementation Jokey Individual

Success Implementation Jokey Individual

Success Implementation Jokey Individual

2017

No Limits – Jokey Individual

No Limits – Jokey Individual

No Limits – Jokey Individual

AWARDS

  • 6-time recipient of EU awards as one of the fastest-growing European company: Top 500 Job Creating Entrepreneurs, Europe's 500 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007)
  • Finalist in “Entrepreneur Of The Year”, Ernst & Young (2002/2009)
  • iF product design award, International Forum Design GmbH (2008)
  • Top 500, the largest family-owned companies in Germany, Wirtschaftsblatt (2013)
  • Numerous awards and nominations in the packaging sector

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