History

Quality through experience

10/1970

Establishment as a trading company for packaging machines and accessories by Claus Pohle and Peter Sakewitz in Buchholz in the Nordheide region.

10/1995

Relocation to Zarrentin am Schaalsee (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) – more space in order to implement the expansion plans. One argument in favour of the site is its ideal infrastructure: a growing industrial area with excellent links to the motorway (A24 Hamburg-Berlin).

01/1996

Production of the company’s first own vacuum packaging machines; 19 employees now work for VARIOVAC.

1998 und 2004

Expansion of the production and warehouse areas at the site in Zarrentin; strengthening of the position as a regional employer.

01/2001

Jörg Reimer becomes managing director alongside Wolfgang Böhrs, Claus Pohle and Peter Sakewitz.

2008

Nina Huchzermeyer-Kessler takes over the shares in VARIOVAC from her father, Peter Sakewitz. Claus Pohle, Wolfgang Böhrs and Jörg Reimer also continue to be shareholders. Above-average increase in the order volumes, increasingly international customers and sales partners. Construction of a separate administrative building; the workforce grows to 65

09/2010

Jörg Reimer becomes the sole managing director (CEO); he takes over the company shares of Claus Pohle and Wolfgang Böhrs. Turnover continues to grow, particularly at international level.

08/2013

Extension to the building to accommodate a shipment hall with spacious development and training area. Increasing assumption of social responsibility by offering apprenticeships to motivated young people, e.g. apprenticeships as a mechatronics engineer or as a specialist for warehouse logistics.

06/2015

Andreas Poussét becomes the second managing director and COO; he is thus responsible for all in-house processes and the management of the operational business.

12/2016

Certification according to the latest international standard ISO 9001:2015; documentation of efficient internal processes and the successful installation of a comprehensive quality management system.

01/2017

Commissioning of the company’s first own CNC milling centre and start of in-house parts production. More than 160 employees now work for VARIOVAC; a large-scale extension to the entire site is planned.