Dr. Matthias Heider (MP) visits MENSHEN in Finnentrop
The CDU Member of Parliament for the Borough of Olpe and southern Märkischer Kreis was a guest at Georg MENSHEN GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Matthias Heider (Member of Parliament) recently paid a visit to MENSHEN, makers of plastic closures and system packaging, in Finnentrop. Following a brief round of introductions, the Managing Director Ludger Braukmann presented facts and figures about MENSHEN’s products and target markets. Thanks to his former activities in the chemicals sector and in the packaging recycling industry, Dr. Heider was already well informed on the subject of packaging. In the further course of conversation, other important topics included the provision with raw materials and energy. Stable energy prices and a reliable supply of raw materials for producing plastics are essential to ensure that we remain competitive and to safeguard the MENSHEN locations in Germany.
Dr. Matthias Heider showed great interest in the Company and in the general economic situation. The demographic change and its effects on MENSHEN and on other enterprises with a similar structure were also topics of discussion. As Ludger Braukmann pointed out, “Due to demographic change, it is becoming more and more difficult to get qualified specialist craftspeople; and it is also increasingly problematic to find suitable trainees”. MENSHEN is faced with tough challenges that need to be met and dealt with by taking appropriate action. It is absolutely essential for MENSHEN to be viewed in a positive light, especially as an employer brand. In this context, several schools in the area were visited this year and a variety of job fairs in the region were actively used as an exhibition platform.
Following the highly interesting round of discussions, the guest enjoyed an in-depth tour of the Company. Dr. Heider was evidently impressed by our modern machine fleet and production department. This visit by a member of parliament was an excellent opportunity for both parties to exchange views as well as being an important step towards the future.