INOMETA is celebrating its 40th birthday. We have come a long way in that time. I still remember the early years of the company very well. We started off in a little garage in the centre of Herford, making aluminium roller tubes. Aluminium was always our core material, and even now it is still an integral part of INOMETA’s product portfolio. Over the years, aluminium has been joined by CFRP and glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP).Between the three of them, they now provide the foundation for our high-performance products. In fact, we were one of the very first companies to use carbon fiber or glass fiber to manufacture rollers. We have always stuck to our guns, and have refined lightweight, precision manufacturing to perfection. Today, we cover the entire value chain for roller manufacturing. We support our customers at every step of the manufacturing process for flexible packaging and can therefore draw on a huge breadth of experience. We manufacture substrates, such as paper or film, but we are also involved in all widely-used printing processes. You will even find INOMETA’s high-performance rollers and other technology being used in packaging and processing. In the various industries we operate in, the INOMETA brand has become synonymous with high-quality premium products. I am really proud of that, especially because our innovations have left a mark on the market as a whole. Our employees have always been a key factor in our success. Without them, INOMETA would not be what is is now – a technology leader and a flagship company in East Westphalia. The majority of our employees have been working for the company for many years. They started their careers with us or have remained with us until their retirement. This is what sets us apart as a family-run business and has been continued now for some years by my son Cedric Tappe. Looking back over 40 years of INOMETA’s history, I can honestly say that our products have never been as high quality or as efficient as they are now, and our employees achieve great things every day to keep our customers happy. Of course, this is also due in no small part to the exacting requirements of our customers, and we have grown together with them over all these years. I would therefore
like to take this opportunity to thank them all.