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In the early 1990s, an extremely determined and knowledgeable 37-year-old Jürgen Heindl was an experienced industrial engineer who, in solid entrepreneurial style, spotted a gap in the market. Having worked as a director responsible for engineering at a large German packaging company, he saw a clear opportunity for supplying corrugated sheets to smaller-sized box plants that were being neglected by the larger producers.
In 1992, Heindl left his high-level position at the German packaging producer and formed his first company, Prowell, basically on borrowed funds (importantly, while retaining a 51 percent share), and launched an all-out assault on the technical aspects of corrugated sheet production in Europe. Starting with his first corrugated sheet feeding plant in Offenbach, Germany, Heindl said at that time, “The corrugated board industry has reached the limits of conventional technology,” and he set about showing the world how it should be done by revolutionizing the production process.
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