Harry Reuter resigned as a managing director of Robos GmbH & Co. KG in spring 2019. The label manufacturer Robos is one of the leading producers of individual adhesive labels and provides its labeling products worldwide. The company was founded in 1960 in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
In the year 1988 Harry Reuter took over the management and in 1990 he relocated the company to the nearby Kornwestheim. Hitherto the company produced solely silk‑screen labels, which changed rapidly in the course of the years.
Harry Reuter had a great influence on the developing of the portfolio with new printing and manufacturing technologies. In the beginning of the 1990s the letterpress printing was added. Also the implementation of flexographic and digital printing in the beginning of the new millennium was of significant importance as well as the investment in the booklet production. Such a massive broadening of the service spectrum leaded to the steady customer relations, for that reasons the company could record a continuous intern growth under the leadership of Harry Reuter. Along with the successful administration of Robos Harry Reuter was leading the foundation of the subsidiary Folit GmbH in 1992 and is still the managing director of it.
Both companies are certified ISO 9001 since the middle of the 1990s and ISO 14001 since 2008. The implementation of the certifications was important for Harry Reuter at all times to remain a reliable partner for further industrial customers.
Since the founding in 1960 the administration and production were located separately. In the year 2016 Harry Reuter together with other shareholders laid a foundation for further changes and growth by acquiring property in Kornwestheim. The new building for the warehouse, production and administration offers around 5000m² space and was finished and moved into in the end of 2017. What started in the year 1988 with 13 employees, will be continued now after the relocation with almost 90 employees in Kornwestheim. At the new site all the processes are being tested due to the growing digitalization, which has reached the labeling industry as well.
To guarantee the smooth generation change of the medium family-run business, succession regulations were made in the past years.
The company management has been taken over by Simon Reuter and Daniel Sugg, which were authorized signatories in the company for many years. Daniel Sugg coordinated the implementation of the digital printing in in the year 2004 and is responsible for the development of technology and production. Simon Reuter heads the sales department and human resources.
Harry Reuter will remain active in the company after resigning from board, but in a new position. Starting now he supports the long-termed and well-known customers as a key account manager and assists the new managing directors with his experience in advisory function.