Training at Romaco in the corona year 2020

Career start for trainees and dual students

The trainees at Romaco

Thirteen trainees have begun their professional career at Romaco this year. The pharmaceutical machinery manufacturer currently employs 34 trainees in total at its sites in Karlsruhe and Cologne.

The new recruits this year include eight future industrial mechanics, mechatronics fitters, technical product designers and machinists. Romaco will also provide training to cooperative state university students (dual students) in the fields of engineering and business administration. In the 2020/21 winter semester, five undergraduates chose Romaco as their partner firm as they get started on the path to a bachelor’s degree.

I’m very happy that, even in this year of the pandemic, our stable economic situation allows us to fill all our training places as planned”, emphasized Andreas Wolfangel, group director human resource & legal at Romaco. “For Romaco, a steady stream of new apprentices and dual students represents a sustainable investment in our organization’s competitiveness and innovative capability.”

Romaco currently employs 34 trainees in total at its production sites in Karlsruhe and Cologne. All graduates are taken on permanently by Romaco after completing their training or degree course. There are also opportunities for more new industrial business management assistants, electronics technicians for industrial engineering, industrial mechanics, mechatronics fitters, skilled warehouse operators and machinists to begin training in 2021 in Karlsruhe and Cologne. At the Romaco Kilian site in Cologne, tablet presses for pharmaceutical, food and chemical products are manufactured. Romaco Pharmatechnik, based in Karlsruhe, builds machinery and equipment for packing tablets and capsules into blisters, strips and rigid tubes.

With an export rate of more than 90%, the pharmaceutical machinery supplier offers career entrants a truly international environment. Over 12,000 installations delivered by Romaco are currently in use in more than 180 different countries. These sales markets throughout the globe demand close cooperation with colleagues and customers in many different countries. A special in-house event was therefore held for all new trainees from Karlsruhe and Cologne by way of introduction. During this two-day workshop, social and intercultural skills were taught in theory and trained in practice.

Assuming their performance comes up to expectations, excellent career prospects await Romaco employees, including promotion to team leader with responsibility for personnel. Romaco also supports its former trainees and students with openings for further training.

Romaco is an international supplier of processing and packaging equipment specializing in engineering technologies for pharmaceutical solids. The group provides individual machines and turnkey solutions for manufacturing and packing powders, granulates, pellets, tablets, capsules, syringes and medical devices. The company also serves the food and chemical industries. Through its various technologies, Romaco is committed to sustainable production and to systematically reducing CO2 emissions.

The Romaco Group has its headquarters in Karlsruhe (Germany) and is part of the Truking Group, a globally operating high-tech enterprise based in Changsha (China). Truking’s core competency is handling and filling pharmaceutical liquids.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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