Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG expands its quality management system by the globally approved standard for environmental management systems
With the successful certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 Wirthwein Medical further continues to live up to its environmental management system. For many years, Wirthwein Medical as a family-owned company has been responsibly implementing the three pillars of sustainability - ecology, social affairs and economy.
The central goals of Wirthwein Medical are to create sustainable added value, to reduce the consumption of resources and to further improve working conditions for employees. "With the introduction of the environmental management system, we are underlining our demonstrably environmentally conscious actions. For example, we have been able to reduce the number of chemicals used in manufacturing by more than half. At the same time, we have achieved further improvements in the separate collection and proper disposal of the waste generated. To ensure that employees have a contact person for occupational safety at all times, additional safety officers have been appointed at all three plants. The environmental management system certification is a further step of Wirthwein Medical's continuous positive development", says Dr. Sabine Moter, quality and project manager for certification at Wirthwein Medical.
"Sustainability is not just a short-term action for us, but is firmly implemented in our daily work at Wirthwein Medical. It is important to anchor a sustainability culture in the company, which enables the implementation of concrete measures. For example, we have been able to achieve significant energy savings per unit of plastic processed, partly by consistently replacing injection molding machines with new electric machines. At the same time, the introduction of the environmental management system has put us in an even better position to keep pace with extensive regulations. A long-term focus on sustainability in line with our corporate principles as well as long-term customer and supplier relationships are key foundations for the success of a family-run company," adds Dr. Thomas Jakob, Managing Director of Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG.
Die Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG
Founded in 1946, Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG is today a high-performance system supplier in plastics processing and a development partner for plastic-based customized product solutions. With a focus on quality and innovation, Wirthwein Medical is internationally renowned in the diagnostics, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries - developing and manufacturing high-precision components, primary packaging materials and systems according to customer orders. What is new is that the company's own products for the pharmaceutical industry now also complement the product portfolio. Core competencies include development, design, toolmaking, injection molding and blow molding production, as well as a wide range of assembly, finishing and logistics services. The majority of production takes place in ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanrooms. Maximum uniform quality and hygiene standards are ensured by certified quality management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13485, 9001, 15378, and now also DIN EN ISO 14001, as well as ISO 50001.
More than 330 employees work on around 55,000 square meters of space at three plants in Mühltal, Hesse, and Ober-Ramstadt, Germany.
Wirthwein Medical – a company of the Wirthwein Group
Since 2005, Wirthwein Medical GmbH & Co. KG has been a subsidiary of the internationally active, family-run Wirthwein Group. With 23 companies worldwide in Europe, Asia and the USA, the Wirthwein Group is close to its customers everywhere. More than 3,500 employees work for the Wirthwein Group in the automotive, railroad, electrical industry, household appliances, medical technology and interior design sectors.