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what drives us Entrepreneurship and pioneering spirit

Coroplast is a globally successful, independent, family-run company that is managed in the third generation by Natalie Mekelburger, Chairwoman of the Board of Management. In the course of our 90-year history, we have developed from our role as local manufacturer of electrical insulation material to become a global player and technology leader in the fields of Technical Adhesive Tapes, Wires & Cables and Cable Assemblies. Meanwhile employing some 5,700 people, we not only produce at our headquarters in Wuppertal, but also in Poland, China, Tunisia, the USA, Mexico and Moldova, enabling us to work in close proximity to our customers, who are primarily part of the automotive industry. Our driving forces are entrepreneurship and a true pioneering spirit. We are not simply satisfied with the existing status quo, but differentiate ourselves in each of our fields of business by creating processes and products that are better than those of our competitors. Our motto is “Doing things differently” – always with the best interests of our customers in mind.

„In my view, responsible corporate management consists of three things: an organisation that is always capable of reacting and adapting to situations as they arise, sensitive risk management, and a strong employer brand capable of attracting highly qualified staff and giving them a place to become part of a loyal core team.“
Natalie Mekelburger (Chairwoman of the Board of Management)

Our business card Coroplast at a glance

Coroplast Fritz Müller GmbH & Co. KG has its headquarters in Wuppertal. The company premises continue to be both the production site and the headquarters of the company’s three divisions and central functions as well as the coordinative and cultural control centre of the company.

  • Independent, family-managed enterprise, employing some 5,700 people worldwide
  • Founded by Fritz Müller in 1928
  • Headquarters in Wuppertal with around 900 employees
  • Group sales in 2017: approximately 500 million euros
  • Management team: Natalie Mekelburger, Marcus Söhngen, Torben Kämmerer, Wolfram Berns
  • Subsidiaries and production plants in Poland, China, Tunisia, the USA, Mexico and Moldova as well as service centres throughout the world
  • Largest sector: the automotive industry

What makes us different Straightforward decision-making, flat hierarchies and plenty of individual responsibility

Despite our size and international strategy, we consciously preserve and maintain the character and the structures of a family-run company. That means the partners, the advisory board and the management team work in close cooperation and maintain a culture of straightforward decision-making, based on flat hierarchical structures, reflected throughout the entire organisation. We are independent of banks and not driven by either investors or shareholders, making us a reliable, stable partner for customers and employees alike.

For that reason, our claim “Keeping you connected” not only applies to our customer proximity and our products, it is also our mission statement for the relationship we have to our employees – at all levels of hierarchy and at all of our locations. We are aware that long-term connections create continuity, stability and mutual trust. We foster employees who are willing to assume responsibility, have the courage to change and a passion to create. That is how we develop the innovative products and services that make long-term customer relationships possible.

„Using our own processes and technologies, we develop innovative products that set us apart from our competitors and fascinate our customers, time and again.“
Marcus Söhngen (Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management Technical Adhesive Tapes)

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