Corporate management

We master any task.

Managing Director

Andreas Doster

2013: CFO knauer Group

2001: Executive board uniplast

1998: Management assistant uniplast

Diploma in busiess administration (UAS)

uniplast: We live for cups

Since 1968. To this day.

25.01.1968: Founding
Alfred Knauer and his sons Karlheinz and Dietmar, who act as shareholders, found the company uniplast knauer GmbH & Co. KG. Their business purpose is the production of plastic and paper packaging cups through deep drawing and injection molding and their distribution.

The 1970’s: Growth
The business of plastics processing is rapidly growing and expanding. Especially in the field of injection molding.

The year 1977: Pioneer work
As one of the first companies in Germany we start producing isolated drinking cups made of expanded polystyrene (EPS).

The 1980’s: Specialization
We focus on injection molding with polypropylene. We are pioneers in introducing this sophisticated procedure in the dairy industry.

The year 1982: Expansion
We continue growing. A bigger production space is needed. We therefore inaugurate our new facility in the industrial zone Handelsteich.

The year 1990: The in-mold process
We construct our first fully automatic IML systems, for which we are being awarded the “Oscar d’emballage” at the packaging fair in Paris.

The year 1997: Fully automated
We inaugurate our new fully automated high-bay storage. 17.000 pallet bays optimize our logistics.

The year 2003: polylog
Sustainability has been part of our corporate philosophy from the beginning. By founding the polylog Ltd we reintroduce leftover raw materials into the recoverable substance cycle.

The year 2004: 3 billion cups
We keep growing continuously, adding new machines and more employees. By now, we produce almost 3 billion cups per year.

The year 2008: Further expansion
We take over the company Wikula Kunststofferzeugnisse in Bad Laasphe.

The year 2009: Restructuring
We restructure the company. Meanwhile knauer group comprises the knauer Holding, uniplast knauer in Dettingen, uniplast knauer in Bad Laasphe and polylog.

The year 2012: The factory is growing
Increasing production requires an extension of our production area. We therefore extend our facility in Dettingen.

The year 2013: Driver of innovation
uniplast has always stood for innovation and cutting-edge technology. By creating our R&D center “Technikum” we are ideally equipped for the future.