Opening ceremony at the Spanish plant Jokey Ibérica
At 10,000 m², the new Jokey Ibérica factory buildings are twice as large as those in the old plant and offer space for numerous injection molding machines. In the long term, capacity at the 30,000 m2 plant site can be increased even further. Equipped with the latest, energy-efficient manufacturing and building technology, the new building marks another important milestone for the Jokey Group on its way to the targeted climate neutrality by 2030. With its focus on maximum energy and resource efficiency, Jokey Ibérica is exactly in line with the sustainability strategy defined by Jokey in its Jokey Eco Concept 3.0. In total, Jokey invested over 12 million euros in the new building.
Celebration with the motto „Growing Together“
The new plant was already in operation at the end of March 2021. Due to the Corona pandemic, the ceremonial opening with invited guests took place only now, one year later. On the first day of the ceremony, Herbert Kemmerich, Chairman of the Board of Directors Jokey SE, Jens Stadter, CEO Jokey Group, and Christof Kölschbach, CSO Jokey Group, together with Vicente Hernández, CEO of Jokey Ibérica, took a tour of the plant. In keeping with the motto of the opening ceremony “Growing Together”, they then planted a memorial tree together on the factory grounds.
On the second day of the festival Jokey Ibérica received numerous customers and business partners. Jens Stadter, Christof Kölschbach and Vicente Hernández welcomed the guests. “With the new plant, we are now even closer to you – with an improved service and the high quality Jokey products are known for. We also create the conditions to be able to meet your growing demand in the future”, said Hernández. Visitors were able to visit the new production site on a tour of various information stations. Partner companies presented their products and services on the factory premises. Day 3 was dedicated to the employees and their families. Visitors learned about the new plant and spent a convivial day with an entertainment programme.
Construction project implemented according to plan
The Jokey Group bought the small Spanish family business Trebolin Plásticos in 2017. Its production site was located in Molina de Segura, 16 km from today’s plant. Planning for the construction of a new plant began immediately. Despite the limitations caused by the Corona pandemic, the construction work was completed within 14 months largely on schedule in early 2021. The move took place gradually without interruption of deliveries. In addition to the containers from the Jokey Standard range, Jokey Ibérica produces a wide range of special packaging, household products and closure solutions.