The Progroup story began on 2 November 1992 in Offenbach an der Queich. Prowell, which today operates under the umbrella of Progroup, started producing corrugated board in the south of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Now following 25 years of the Power of Innovation, the company is one of the top five companies in the industry in Central Europe and one of the 20 largest manufacturing companies in Rhineland-Palatinate. In 2016, it generated sales of around €733 million with more than 1,000 employees across Europe. In Germany there are very few and in Rhineland-Palatinate there is not a single owner-managed company that has developed at such a rapid pace over the last 25 years.
Progroup’s anniversary event on 3 November 2017 focussed on one man and one revolutionary idea that has enthused and inspired so many people that it has spawned a success story that is truly unique in the industry. This success story is based on the Power of Innovation, the Power of Cooperation, the Power of Fascination, loyal companions and dedicated employees from five nations. The evening featured an exhibition, original show acts and culminated with entertainment to celebrate the personal achievements of Jürgen Heindl as a visionary entrepreneur, but also provided an opportunity for companions and employees to have their say. As well as looking back, looking to the future with the Two Twentyfive strategy also formed a central aspect of the evening.