Web Exclusive | April 2017
Sandler crosses new milestone in 2016
German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG from Schwarzenbach/Saale, Bavaria, reports a successful year 2016. Despite a sharp fall in raw material prices, the company was successful in keeping sales stable at Euro 288 million and further increasing output. With a team of 770 employees, Sandler continues to position itself as a partner of global industry leaders in the growing market for nonwovens in construction, engineering, filtration, home textiles, hygiene applications, transportation and wipes.
A global player in the dynamically growing nonwovens industry, the family-run company banks on organic growth—a strategy increasingly becoming a unique feature. The staff members consider themselves part of the Sandler family. This philosophy in particular represents one of the company’s key success factors.
For Sandler, 2016 was characterised by the biggest milestone in the company’s history so far: The new manufacturing site in Perry, Georgia, USA was set up and the first production line taken into operation. In autumn, production of nonwovens for hygiene products and technical applications commenced. First samplings and deliveries to US customers have left the new plant and important customer audits were passed successfully. The backbone of these achievements is a highly motivated team of new US staff members and German expatriates which has been growing steadily over the past few months. Sandler is planning the further expansion of the Perry site in the future.