Dear Friends and Partners of CITO,
This morning, our new shareholder Bobst Group SA, has published the joint venture of BOBST with CITO. The contract negotiations were completed positively on 08. April 2020. The Swiss company now has a 51 % holding in CITO‑SYSTEM GmbH. The most important information for you is that CITO continues to be a separate and independent company. We will continue to sell our products worldwide under the CITO brand in the future. Our team also remains unchanged. I will continue to undertake the task of CEO of our group of companies and Thomas Gerner will soon be named CFO of CITO to assist me. In future, the extended management will continue to include Oliver Kellermann as “Director of Sales and R&D” and René Seick as “Director of Technology”. The management retains a 49 % share in the company.
The common goal of the joint venture partners is to further develop the tooling and consumables area. We consider it to be our joint task to drive ahead technological progress in this field. Working in close cooperation, we want to create standards, which contribute to increase productivity and efficiency in the whole of our industry. Both companies are world market leaders in their own area and together we want to help our customers to become even more successful. Especially in times of large economic challenges, you can therefore build on a strong alliance. The products of our industry are systemically relevant and contribute to the supply of our population. Both BOBST and CITO are worldwide operating companies. Wherever you are, you can rely on this strong alliance.
We have already begun to launch joint R&D projects. Because we feel committed to the idea of making a decisive contribution to shaping the future of our whole industry. The worldwide CITO sales network will be retained; our customers all over the world can thus continue to build upon their local partners in the future. For decades, the name CITO has stood for a loyal and reliable partner. In the new constellation we will continue to convince with extraordinary service, top quality and technological leadership. Together with our partner BOBST we will expand our product range, in order to even meet our standard of system provider. We look forward to future cooperation with our BOBST colleagues and are convinced that together we are an even better “partner for success”.
Schwaig/Germany, 09. April 2020
The corona virus sure presents us insecure times.
We are pleased to reassure that, up to today, PolyMX BV has not been affected by cases of corona virus and we continue to work at full capacity.
Several countries are dealing with a total closure of borders. These lock downs are, in most cases, only intended for passenger traffic and goods traffic can still continue.
Our freight transport operator in Europe keeps us informed every day of the rapidly changing situation. To date, our carrier can deliver shipments to all countries for shipments within Europe. However, they can no longer give any guarantees on transit times or deliveries because developments follow so quickly.
SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE EUROPE
Our customers outside of Europe often arrange their own transport for orders.
Until now, we have not received any message from our contacts with carriers that they can no longer send shipments.
We ask our customers who arrange their transports themselves to be alert to unexpected changes, so that you can respond to this.
Safety for our employees, but also for our suppliers is our main concern.
That is why we have taken measures that are necessary to respond to the corona virus.
We want to wish everyone who, in any way, is affected by the corona virus a lot of strength.
Let's also stand behind our caregivers and emergency services, who take care of us and work day and night to provide the healtcare we need so much right now.
Finally: let's all look after each other a little more and help, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, other family members, neighbors, friends and colleagues as much as necessary.
Be kind to each other, together we are strong!
BOBST CERTIFICATE FOR BIELING & PETSCHE STANZFORMEN GmbH
On 28 November 2019, the Austrian company became the fourteenth die producer worldwide to be certified by BOBST in Lausanne. The joint objective of the tooling project is to provide optimum tools for the market. The aim is to utilise the high production potential of the BOBST diecutting machines as fully as possible. It has long since been generally known that productivity always occurs as the interaction between machine and tool. This not only concerns the full production rate of the machine, but also optimum makeready times, so that as little valuable production time as possible is wasted.
Our Bieling & Petsche colleagues are naturally proud of having mastered successfully the evaluation and ultimately also the tool performance test. This is also why it is our own firm commitment to offer our customers this service in their daily work.
The BOBST certification programme was initially started for so-called SP machines, which are primarily used in folding carton production. However, it is planned to expand it to include SPO machines for corrugated board conversion. Bieling & Petsche Stanzformen GmbH has already announced that it wants to be certified for SPO machines as soon as possible. The company decided to use a CITO high-performance tool for the performance test in Lausanne. The technical design of these tools conforms to the BOBST specifications. In addition, high-quality CITO materials are used, which were developed specifically for use in the diecutting process.
The CITO high-performance tools standard is to always get the optimum from each machine. We were therefore pleased that the opportunity arose to perform the test with the high standard of a BOBST Mastercut 106 PER. With the performance test, 9,000 sheets per hour is to be achieved -- the required output of an Expertcut 106 PER. With the high-performance tool, we wanted to voluntarily measure ourselves against the required output of the Mastercut 106 PER. This test was also passed. Under test conditions and without interruptions, the high-performance tools produced 11,000 sheets per hour, 100 % waste evacuated and perfectly separated.
CITO remains a partner for success and therefore offers all materials as well as technical support for the production of high-performance tools to the whole market. The CEO of the CITO Group, Jürgen Mariën, said:
“I was fully convinced by the BOBST certification concept from the outset. For me, such certification is not a marketing action, but a very good opportunity to establish tool standards and thus to help to increase productivity and added value in our industry. CITO wants to and will make its contribution to achieving this.”
PolyMX welcomes graduate student Noël Bouman
PolyMX would like to introduce Noël Bouman as their first graduate student.
Noël (21) studies Marketing & Sales at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda. Before completing his study, he will work on his thesis within PolyMX. Besides studying Noël likes to play football and go out with his friends.
Noël has just finished his second week and he has already got a good impression of the company: "I have received a warm welcome from the team and I look forward to the coming period in which I hope to finish my study. I will work on a challenging marketing issue within this ambitious organization.”
Quality is the number one priority for PolyMX. What does quality mean for Noël?
“I believe that an organisation can really distinguish itself if they strive for the highest quality in products, this in combination with a sustainable and good relationship with the employees, customers and suppliers is the key to success.”
Melissa Monster “We are happy to have Noël as our graduate student.
One of the values of PolyMX is that we invest in (young) people and one of the benefits of adding a graduate student to our team is that he (Noël) has got a new perspective on business and is free and able to raise matters that we may not notice. We are looking forward to the coming period together with Noël, in which he will learn a lot about PolyMX and its customers and products. We are also looking forward to the end result of his research and the results thereof.”
2019 is coming to an end.
Time to think over the past year, which has gone by so fast.
We want to thank our partners and end users for the ungoing faith and trust in our company and team!
Because of Christmas Holidays, PolyMX is closed from Monday, December 23rd, 2019 up to and including Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.
Even though we'll enjoy our holidays, we are ready to start the new year full enthusiasm!
We want to wish all our employees, customers, relations and suppliers a Merry Christmas and above all a healthy 2020!
Melissa Monster-Van Golverdingen becomes co-owner of PolyMX
As of now Managing Director Melissa Monster-Van Golverdingen has also become co-owner of the company PolyMX. As a result of this step the company remains partly owned by the founders, the Van Golverdingen family, after majority of the shares were purchased in 2017 by the company CITO-SYSTEM GmbH.
After finalizing the strategic partnership with CITO-SYSTEM GmbH, majority of the shares were obtained by CITO-SYSTEM GmbH and the other part of the shares remained in possession of founder Cees van Golverdingen. In recent years, Melissa Monster-Van Golverdingen has more than proved herself as Managing Director and has led the strong growth that the company is experiencing. For CITO-SYSTEM GmbH it is important to work with a Managing Director with ownership and direct involvement. Melissa Monster-Van Golverdingen wants to stay true to the values of the family business and dedicate herself to the continuation of the strategy and to guarantee continuity.
Melissa Monster-Van Golverdingen, Managing Director and co-owner: “As long as I have been working for PolyMX, I have always been committed to keeping the company on track."The last two years saw her in her new role as Managing Director. "PolyMX has always felt like my own company, and I am really happy that this is now really the case. I want to build on the vision of my father and mastermind big plans together with CITO-SYSTEM GmbH.
Through this way I would like to thank my father and Jürgen Mariën in particular for the fact they had faith in me, even before I had it in myself. They have given me the opportunity to develop myself further and I will always be grateful for this!”
Jürgen Mariën of CITO-SYSTEM GmbH: “We have every confidence in Melissa as Managing Director of PolyMX. The course she has set out and the results achieved, prove their usefulness for the company and customers. We like to work with people who experience ownership, and with the transfer of shares, that has now also taken shape.”
From its new location in Raamsdonksveer, CITO-SYSTEM GmbH and PolyMX work together in the field of product improvement and the introduction of new products that contribute to the optimization of the die cutting process. In addition, various synergy effects have also been implemented for the benefit of customers. Melissa: “Within the CITO GROUP we are full of ideas and I am looking forward to implementing this together, partly from The Netherlands, but also from Austria, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Germany”
From left to right: Thomas Gerner (CITO-SYSTEM GmbH), Melissa Monster and Dinie van Golverdingen
IADD "DIE-VERSE TALKS" WITH MELISSA MONSTER - VAN GOLVERDINGEN
Melissa Monster - van Golverdingen, Managing Director of PolyMX was interviewed by Gino Gualtieri and Lisa Boyd of IADD (International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking).
Click here to listen to podcast #17.
You will hear Melissa discuss PolyMX and in particular Polytop MX®, our newest innovation for the less grammage of paper: Shore A10, PolyMX' sustainability practices and goals and WomenConnect.
What are your thoughts when you think about summer?
Do you like to travel? Do you like to go to far places? Or do you prefer to stay at home or travel in your own country? Of course, there is no right or wrong answer to the questions above; summertime is about doing what you want to do, relaxing and above all: HAVING FUN!
We at PolyMX all love the sea, that is why we wrote a special message in the sand for you.
We also would like to inform you that we are going to enjoy some time at the beach.
Because of summer holidays, we would like to inform you that PolyMX is closed from:
Monday, July 29th, 2019 up to and including
Friday, August 9th, 2019.
We friendly advise you to place your orders latest at Thursday, the 25th of July before 10.30 AM.
Thank you in advance and we would like to wish you a great summer!
Growth is never by mere change; it's the result of forces working together - James Cash Penney
There is a growing demand for our products and projects are becoming bigger. It is time for us to move to a new location.
After a period of hard work, we can finally say: WE DID IT!
Our production plant and office have moved to our new building.
We are very proud of the end result! And as much as we have enjoyed the process of renovating and seeing our new work place develop, we are also relieved that the process is over.
The new building gives us 8,000m2 of space (three times as much as the current building has).
The production line will be complimented with an additional ABB robot in combination with the introduction of various automation innovations.
Our move to the new location doesn't change anything for you. The quality of our products remain the same as well as our service and accessibility.
As of June 1st, 2019, our new address will be:
4941 VZ RAAMSDONKSVEER
Tel: +31 (0) 162-748060