Baerlocher Malaysia celebrated its 25th anniversary

On August 2019, Baerlocher Malaysia reached an impressive milestone in its history by celebrating its 25th anniversary. The plant in Seremban, the capital of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan, started its first production in 1994.

Baerlocher Malaysia had every reason to stall tall and embrace 25 years of struggles and successes. The official opening of the plant expansion and the new office building in Seremban was celebrated in the presence of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia officials in a festive event with customers, distributors, business associates and employees.

After the guests were warmly welcomed the launching ceremony took place where Baerlocher Malaysia was awarded with the prestigious and dignified Certificate of Membership by the Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia (BEIM).

Sethu Palaniappan, Managing Director of Baerlocher Malaysia, opened the event with his speech recalling the beginning of the company in Malaysia: “When the company started 25 years ago, it only had two lines and a turnover of RM20mil. With the expansion in place, we are determined to focus on value added activities and are exploring automation and bringing developed global standards into Malaysia.” He also highlighted in his speech that the whole Baerlocher Malaysia team cherished the fact that they could celebrate this anniversary in the presence of more than 250 honourable guests and earned the trust of the Shareholders, Global Management Committee and the customers who have journeyed with them and made this great development happen”.

Arne Schulle, CEO of the Baerlocher Group of Companies, explained that the plastics industry is facing many changes and that the group will work towards developing innovative, sustainable and efficient products to optimise customer needs as well as production processes. He also stated: “Baerlocher Malaysia, a competent and reliable partner for the industry, is well prepared for the challenges.”

The double-joy celebrations took its grand finale in a festive dinner at the Le Meridian Putrajaya Hotel, close to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, where 6 staff members out of 140 invited employees went up the stage and were honoured by the Shareholders Dr. Michael and Dr. Tobias Rosenthal as well as by the CEO, Arne Schulle, for their long service to the company and great efforts over the last 25 years working for Baerlocher Malaysia.

In his dinner speech, Mr. Sethu Palaniappan, Managing Director of Baerlocher Malaysia, summarized and cited with the words of the 26th President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, that: “No man needs sympathy because he has to work, …. Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

During the dinner, the guests were entertained by fascinating dance performances showing the rich multiracial culture of Malaysia.

The memorable event, which marked the 25 years of Baerlocher Malaysia, was an affirmation of the great leadership of the Baerlocher Group of Companies under the stewardship of the Rosenthal living legacy.