Leading global provider...

…of high quality PVC and PET-based technical films and customer-centric solutions.  

Company

Get to Know Liveo Research AG

Liveo Research AG is a leading global producer of rigid films. We are a research and innovation driven company with a strong focus on finding solutions for our customers’ unique needs. The Liveo Research Group is organized into three divisions:

  • Liveo Pharma Packaging Innovations
  • Liveo Specialty Film Solutions
  • Liveo Cards Solutions

Our objective is to serve our customers’ requirements in the most cost efficient and innovative way while enhancing shareholder value.

Our customers are our priority. We strive to deliver the right solutions to everyday problems, enabling our customers to focus on growth and development. Liveo Research cultivates a customer-centric solutions culture that involves all employees while ensuring an ever safer working environment.

Innovation is key to what we do, whether it’s in relation to new products or new processes and practices. It is our strong belief that this focus on innovation will enable our customers’ success, as well as our own, enhancing mutual trust and reliable, long-lasting partnerships.

Liveo Research AG

Who we are and where we came from...

As one of the leading manufacturers of films and plastic packaging, we develop and implement tailor-made solutions for customers all over the world. Because customer requirements vary widely from industry to industry, we specialize on the unique needs of the pharmaceutical, print, food, and credit and chip card manufacturing industries in three distinct business areas. In this way, we are always close to our customers’ specific needs. With a thorough focus and understanding of these industries, Liveo can quickly respond and  develop solutions that move our customers forward with innovative power.

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Myraplast Staufen GmbH

  • Myraplast Staufen GmbH was founded
  • production volume: 200 tons per year
  • acquired by Alusuisse (1974 integrated LONZA)

Kunststoffwerk Staufen

  • company name was changed


Vereinigte Kunststoffwerke GmbH

  • Acquisition of plant in Bötzingen from Pegulan
  • new joint company name
  • production volume: 11.000 tons per year

ICI Staufen Folien

  • acquired by ICI
  • production volume: 33.000 tons per year

EVC

  • Integrated into EVC
  • production volume: 52.000 tons per year

EVC Rigid Film

  • Integration of EVC members, Vereinigte Kunststoffwerke GmbH and Mazzucchelli Vinyls

EVC Films

  • EVC Films separated from EVC Polymer
  • Acquisition of PVC-film plant in the USA
  • INEOS market bid for 100 % share equity in EVC

INEOS Films

  • Acquisition of Adriaplast

Bilcare Research

  • August 2010: Bilcare acquired INEOS Films
  • December 2010: Name Change to Bilcare Research

Liveo Research

  • November 2019: Acquired by Lindsay Goldberg
  • Februar 2020: Name Change to Liveo Research
Leadership Team
Management

Success is made by humans. In our case, more than 1000 employees around the world including the women and men who have leadership responsibility for our team:

Executive Commitee – Board

Dr. Carsten Heldmann

CEO

Carsten is a successful leader with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of global manufacturing businesses, in the chemical and plastics industry. He graduated in Chemistry and received a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Before joining Liveo Research in May 2020, Carsten was President & CEO of the €1.1bn Food and Consumer Division of Klöckner Pentaplast. As CEO of Kalle group, an international manufacturer of casings for processed meat products, functional food ingredients and sponge cloths, he delivered significant improvements in EBITDA performance and led the successful sale of the company to a new investor. Prior to this, from June 2005 to February 2014, Carsten covered several Executive roles in Fiberweb, a leader in nonwoven fabrics, as Chief Technology Officer, President of Consumer Fabrics supplying the FMCG industry, and finally as President of the Technical Fabrics Division. He also served as an Executive Director on the Board of Fiberweb plc. In his previous roles at Celanese AG, Clariant AG and Hoechst AG he held various positions in R&D and Strategic Marketing.

Executive Commitee – Board

Matthias Grüssing

CFO

Matthias is a senior Executive leading Finance and IT organizations with a global footprint. Most of his career he was in leadership positions in the food and chemical industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Münster and is a certified German tax advisor (Steuerberater). As a globally versatile thinker he spent 4 years in the USA as CFO of Zentis, a global food manufacturing company producing fruit preparations mostly for global dairy and bakery accounts. During his time at Zentis, the company became the North American leader and was successfully transformed into a multi-site operation through acquisitions and organic growth. In 2014 he took over the role as Finance Director Europe for Ecolab, a global multi-billion Dollar group in the chemical industry, headquarter in the USA. He led several transformation projects with significant contribution to both top line and bottom line. Before joining Liveo Research, he held the position of CFO of Fuchs Gruppe, a more than 500 million Euro global business with a high degree of vertical integration in the spice manufacturing industry.

Pharma Packaging Innovations

Andreas Pfefferle

Business Unit Head

Andreas has over 35 years of experience in the plastics and packaging industry and held multiple leadership roles in regional and global sales functions within Liveo Research. For more than 10 years he has been leading our Pharma Business as Global Business Head/MD. With his long standing customer relationships in conjunction with our material and service offerings, he is ensuring continuous top- and bottom-line growth.

Specialty Films Solutions

Thomas Piwowarsky

Business Unit Head

Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry with a solid track record in growing and improving global businesses. He holds a degree in Business Administration. Before joining Liveo Research in 2012 as Managing Director and Business Unit Head Specialty Films Solutions, Thomas was Business Director of the 310 Mio.€ Industrial Films Division of Klöckner Pentaplast. In his previous roles at Klöckner Pentaplast he covered several Executive positions as Business Manager and Sales Director in the packaging, labels, cards and graphics markets.

Cards Solutions

Pietro Parmeggiani

Business Unit Head

Pietro joined Liveo Research in 2010 as Business Head for the Card Business and Managing Director for the Italian entity to define and execute a challenging turnaround, focus the company on growth and performance improvement. He has over 25 years of experience in the calendering industry. He holds a degree in Business Administration. Prior to Liveo Research Pietro has been the Managing Director of Lucchesi and Director of CP Group (Thailand) where he was instrumental for the success and growth of both organizations.

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