Frankenthal (Germany), December 20, 2018 – The FAZ Institute and the IMWF Institute for Management and Economic Research have examined Germany’s 5,000 largest companies for their study “Germany’s Most Sought-After Employer 2018”. The RKW Group took second place in the industry ranking by scoring points for quality, performance, success, sustainability, corporate culture and values.
RKW Group CEO Harald Biederbick is delighted by his company’s second-place ranking in the rubber and plastics industry: “This award confirms our employer strategy aimed at bringing together the best of both worlds for our staff: we are globally active and continuously open up career development opportunities. As a tradition-rich company with more than 60 years of experience, we secure long-term prospects.”
Founded in 1957, the 100 percent family-owned company is a leading film manufacturer and employs around 3,000 staff at 20 locations worldwide. RKW produces sustainable film solutions that contribute to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world. RKW offers applicants numerous career opportunities in research and development, technology and production or in commercial positions. Biederbick adds: “Our company gives all candidates an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and develop professionally and personally in a pleasant working environment.”
For their study of Germany’s most sought-after employers in 2018, the FAZ and IMWF institutes examined companies from 132 different sectors. The study analyzed online communications pertaining to these companies. On Facebook and rating platforms as well as in professional forums and blogs, the researchers examined how employers are perceived and what factors were particularly important to applicants and employees.
In addition to salaries commensurate with industry standards, five other factors turned out to be particularly relevant to a company’s reputation: employer performance, quality of products and services, management performance, economic success, and the sustainability factor.
For many applicants, the qualitative evaluation of an employer increasingly depends on so-called “soft factors” as well as on corporate culture and values. “Respect is one of the core corporate values at RKW,” Biederbick explains. “In our company, employees notice from the first day on that we place great value on respect – and we strive to earn it anew every day. Our teamwork is based on mutual esteem. Reliability and excellent quality are as self-evident to us as loyalty to our staff.”
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The RKW Group
The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW’s sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.
In the fiscal year 2017, RKW generated total sales of EUR 905 million. About 3,000 employees process 378,000 tonnes of plastic materials at 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan “When excellence matters”, the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company’s success.
Dr. Susanne Herchner
Manager Corporate Marketing & Communications