The company Gerhard Ilsen GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1960 by Gerhard Ilsen, who died in 2014, and has always been a family-owned enterprise. The production of packaging containers out of plastic was a very new and innovative technology at that time. As one of the pioneers on the German market, Mr Ilsen was able to lay the foundations for today’s company with just one machine. The young company quickly became known for its high-quality products and flexibility.
The company was relocated from Stukenbrock to Hövelhof in 1984. Building modern production and storage halls created sufficient resources to produce and store the products.
A further new production hall of approx. 2,000m² was obtained in January 2015.
Experience, reliability and the constant use of new technologies also helped to ensure the successful existence of the company in the long term. Even in times of crisis in the plastic market, Ilsen were able to record further successes. Back then, the company benefited from its high-quality products and good reputation just as it does today. Quality, flexibility and detecting trends have proved to be good guides.
Since Peter Antpöhler took over its management in 1998, Ilsen has been able to further strengthen and expand its position in the national market. Our company has also been able to establish itself on an increasingly international basis over recent years. This has mainly been done by to exploiting new markets and develop new business relationships across the rest of Europe. The supply of customers from abroad is a crucial factor in the success of the company and having a good secure market position. The fate of the company will also be in the hands of family members in the future.