VPF celebrates 50th anniversary at the company headquarters in Sprockhövel


Ralf Waltmann and guests during the guided tour (photo: VPF)
Ralf Waltmann and guests during the guided tour (photo: VPF)

As specialist for individual solutions in adhesive bonding, VPF GmbH & Co. KG dedicates itself to an intensive, friendly cooperation with its customers. This became also evident due to the friendly atmosphere at the recent open house event on the occasion of the company’s 50th anniversary, which took place at the company headquarters in Sprockhövel, Germany. About 120 guests from Germany and abroad came to the event and seized the opportunity to inform themselves about the company. Guided tours through the recently completed administrative and laboratory building and the connected production areas were intended to demonstrate that VPF is ready for the future.

On a very sunny day, managing director Ralf Waltmann, sales director Dr Rainer Rauberger, technology director Holger Steinbach and further VPF employees welcomed their guests – customers, suppliers and business partners from Germany, France, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Sprockhövel is home to all departments of the company that was founded in 1967 in Wuppertal, which is mostly successful as manufacturer of specialty adhesive materials for the labelling industry in the segment for individual product solutions. VPF claims to be especially strong in delivering tailored adhesive bonds even for extraordinary demands very quickly and in low minimum quantities.

The open house event was received very positively: “We were pleased that so many guests have followed our invitation, and that we were able to celebrate with our long-term partners in such a friendly atmosphere. For us as a medium-sized company, these human interactions are especially important and inspiring,” stresses managing director Ralf Waltmann. Especially the interest in the guided tours was very high. The administrative building was renovated in 2016 and 2017 during running production and now boasts an additional floor. The enhanced space is now being used for labs for development and quality assurance, as well as additional offices in sales and administration.

During the tours through the production and storage facilities, guests could also convince themselves that VPF offers state-of-the-art coating lines for rubber and UV acrylate hot melts as well as dispersion acrylates.