Ranpak Makes Strategic Investment in Creapaper GmbH


Creapaper uses a patented process to produce graspap, a raw material required for producing grasspaper, which helps reduce CO 2 emissions and water consumption across the global paper and packaging industry.

Creapaper has been rapidly expanding its reach across Europe through its development and placement of CO 2 -saving grasspaper products such as hygienic papers, food & carrying bags and single-use plastic replacements with retail clients in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Italy.

“Ranpak’s strategic investment in Creapaper reflects our continued commitment to sustainability and the use of natural substrates to reduce plastic waste and carbon emissions,” said Omar Asali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ranpak. “Creapaper’s innovative grasspaper products are primed for expansion across global markets and complements Ranpak’s core paper products and sustainable packaging solutions. Working with Creapaper will advance our mission to replace plastic packaging with sustainable alternatives by expanding Ranpak’s eco-friendly solution set and paper SKUs for our growing customer base.”

Uwe D’Agnone, Founder and CEO of Creapaper added, “I am proud and honored to welcome global ecological game changers like Ranpak and JS Capital among our shareholders. Nine years ago, I started grasspaper with the vision to slow down the plastic avalanche rolling over our planet and to save trees from becoming toilet paper. Now my vision is becoming a reality and I am convinced that grasspaper will have a measurable impact soon.”

Creapaper announced concurrently that the company successfully completed financing round B with new investors including Ranpak, JS Capital, Schusterman Family Investments, and Soros Capital.

Change of name completed: gwk is now named technotrans solutions GmbH


Reisner will join technotrans solutions at the beginning of 2022

Creation of a highly efficient competence centre

Cooling and temperature control systems in a temperature range from -80°C to +400°C and with outstanding efficiency

gwk Gesellschaft Wärme Kältetechnik mbH, a system supplier of cooling, temperature control and water supply systems for the plastics-processing industry, is now called technotrans solutions GmbH. With today’s entry into the commercial register, the change of name in line with the “Future Ready 2025” group strategy was successfully finalised. Reisner Cooling Solutions GmbH, a manufacturer of large refrigeration systems for industrial processes, will join technotrans solutions GmbH at the beginningof 2022. Both companies have already been unified under a joint management team. The merger will result in a highly efficient competence centre for cooling and temperature control systems in a temperature range from -80°C to +400°C with outstanding efficiency.

“Today is a special day for our company. With the new name technotrans solutions GmbH, we are not only opening a new chapter of the history of our company. We are also demonstrating, both internally and externally, the fact that the company is evolving into a strong unit,” says Michael Finger, spokesman of the board of technotrans SE. The aim of the creation of the technotrans umbrella brand is to increase the economic and technological impact of the entire group. gwk and Reisner have already been unified under a joint management team. Reisner GmbH will formally be integrated early in 2022. The company sites Meinerzhagen and Holzwickede as well as the known account managers will remain fully operational after the merger, and new contacts will be added. The result is a highly efficient competence centre for the plastics, rubber and metal processing industries.

Thanks to nearly 100 years of combined experience in the field of thermal management solutions, the two companies will form an effective organisational unit with extensive potential for dynamic growth. Nicolai Küls, managing director of the sales and marketing divisions of technotrans solutions GmbH, explains: “The resulting synergies and increased efficiency are already having a very positive effect on the turnaround of large-scale projects - and this is just the beginning.” gwk showed strong growth last year as well as this year, and several expansion investments have also been made at the Meinerzhagen site. The fact that the company has been entrusted with two large-scale projects is an additional result of the measures taken under the technotrans group strategy. “We look forward to our joint future as a leading cross-brand supplier of cooling and temperature control solutions,” says Küls.

For further information, please visit: https://www.technotrans-solutions.de/

Sascha Hancke reinforces the management of mobilezone Deutschland and powwow as of 1 August 2022


EQS Group-News: mobilezone holding ag / Key word(s): Personnel

PRESS RELEASE Cologne/Rotkreuz, 6 October 2021 On 1 August 2022, mobilezone Deutschland will expand its management with Sascha Hancke as Managing Director Purchasing & Category Management. As a result, along with co-CEOs Jens Barth and Wilke Stroman, mobilezone will be bolstering the management of powwow GmbH and powwow Berlin GmbH. In addition, Sascha Hancke will join the management of mobilezone Deutschland GmbH. Sascha Hancke can look back on many years of experience in the telecommunications and consumer electronics sector. Following executive positions at Deutsche Telekom AG and LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH, among others, he held posts in sales and category management at Media-Saturn Deutschland GmbH for more than ten years. There, as Category Group Head Smartphones & Services, he most recently expanded the market share in the smartphone segment from 6 to over 25 per cent and succeeded in almost doubling the number of mobile communications contracts sold. Wilke Stroman, CEO of mobilezone Deutschland and Co-CEO of powwow commented, “I’m delighted that Sascha Hancke has decided to join us. With his valuable trove of experience in the field of telecommunications and consumer electronics, he has everything to succeed in helping to shape our ambitious growth course.” Sascha Hancke said about the change, “mobilezone Deutschland’s development - with powwow as a fast-growing e-commerce company - is what inspired me to move. I want to make things happen and am convinced that I can do just that in the mobilezone environment.” Additional links

You can find out more about the management of mobilezone Deutschland at: www.mobilezoneholding.ch/en/about-us/organization/management-board-germany.html Media contact

Martina Högger

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

mobilezone ag

mobilezoneholding@mobilezone.ch About mobilezone

Founded in 1999, mobilezone holding ag (ticker symbol SIX: MOZN) had sales of CHF 1,237 million and a net profit of CHF 34.5 million in the reporting year 2020, making it the leading independent Swiss and German telecommunications specialist. The mobilezone group employs around 1,000 employees at the locations in Rotkreuz, Urnäsch, Zweidlen, Berlin, Bochum, Cologne and Münster. Its product range includes a complete assortment of mobile phones and tariff plans for mobile and fixed-line telephony, digital TV and Internet from all providers. Providing independent consulting and services for private and business customers, providing repair services and supplying specialist retailers round out its product range. The services and products are provided online via various web portals and in over 120 shops of its own in Switzerland.

www.mobilezoneholding.ch/en About mobilezone Deutschland

mobilezone Deutschland GmbH covers the German business of the mobilezone Group, head-quartered in Rotkreuz. The German business of the mobilezone Group includes the companies powwow GmbH and powwow Berlin GmbH, where all of the e-commerce end customer brands are concentrated. The latter are specialised in selling mobile communications contracts and mobile phones in Germany. mobilezone Handel GmbH which is located in Münster, deals with indirect B2B trade. powwow is the market leader in the indirect German telecommunications market. The brands Sparhandy, DEINHANDY, Pricezilla, Handystar, HIGH and SH cover over 80 % of the market. powwow reaches its customers primarily online, but also in specialist retail, wholesale and on TV. powwow employs over 300 employees at its three sites in Cologne, Berlin and Bochum.


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