Looking back on 2022: growth, people and sustainability
Hamburg, Germany – 21st, December 2022
2022 has been an encouraging year of taking strategic steps for continued growth and improved sustainability. Just last month, we hosted the official opening of our 12,000 sqm facility in São Paulo Brazil where we successfully installed a series of sustainable and resource efficient features, proving the construction worthy of green building certification. Our new expandable facility comprises of advanced manufacturing equipment, the capacity to accommodate up to 250 employees and marks our biggest investment in over 60 years.
A further exciting development was announced at the beginning of this month when we shared news of our new partnership with biotechnology company B4Plastics, a strategic alliance that will extend our contribution to material waste and Co2 reduction and create new research and development opportunities for the group.
People development and growth
This year we have also strengthened our focus on people development and transformational growth. Appointing Anette Tronnier as Group HR director over the summer was a crucial step in advancing our people strategy and attracting new talent to the group. As well benefitting from Anette’s 30+ years in human resources, it has also been a pleasure to see the first woman join our executive team. Alongside Anette, we also welcomed CFO Harald Jessen who, with a solid background in driving transformation is already working hard to further drive our ambitious growth agenda.
Innovation is central to everything we do and it has continued to play its part in 2022. In March, a hi-tech Computer Tomography scanning machine utilising X-Ray technology was installed at our Global Innovation Centre in Briey. Its introduction was closely followed by the launch of our ST580 hair mousse applicator for foam applications in the personal care market. Innovation equated to art in July when we revealed how Parisian Pixel artist, Oliver Ney was incorporating our recycled actuators into his unique pop art exhibitions across the world. In May, it was product ingenuity on display as our Mini Engine platform and Enhanced Mist Technology (EMT) took centre stage at ADF Paris.
LINDAL France set the precedent for award success at the start of the year by picking up Best International Performance at a ceremony hosted by L’Usine Nouvelle magazine, in recognition of its strong international customer growth. In August, sustainability was headline news again as a three-part applicator co-developed by home improvement company, Kingfisher and LINDAL received a prestigious Red Dot Design award.
2022 was also the year when Altachem’s managing director, Jean-Marie Poppe became president of Belgium and Luxembourg trade association DETIC. His appointment was fittingly followed by the subsidiary’s 30th anniversary celebrations in the autumn. The following month, achievements continued when our technical manager, Malcolm Large received special recognition BAMA award for his contribution to the aerosol industry.
It’s been a busy but accomplished year across the group with strategic developments at the centre. Thanks to our focus and progress this year we can look forward to another fruitful and rewarding 2023. Season’s greetings to everyone, and wishing all our employees, customers, shareholders and partners a happy new year.
About LINDAL Group
LINDAL Group is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of valves, actuators and spray caps used in aerosol products. The Hamburg, Germany-based company has more than 60 years of experience with innovative dispensing solutions for the cosmetics, household, pharmaceuticals, food and technical industries.
The LINDAL Group is represented by subsidiaries and licensees in more than 15 countries throughout Europe, Asia and The Americas. The company is renowned for its innovative designs, which deliver optimal functionality and return on investment. As a result, LINDAL packaging solutions are the choice of the world’s most prestigious and trusted brands.
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