Chad Kern, President, and CEO, U.S Operations
The chemical industry has reached an inflection point where modernization is challenging the conventional approach to formulation, synthesis, packaging, and blending. Within this hyper-competitive environment, progressive manufacturers rely on competent, reliable, and global service providers to streamline operations, for profitable growth globally. Schirm, a value-added service provider, offers frontline support for formulation development, upscaling synthesis pathways, customs clearance, compliance/regulatory processes, and provisions of storage and transport logistics solutions. As a production service provider and contract manufacturer for the chemical and related industries, it has extensive experience and knowledge in synthesizing, formulating, and packaging fine, specialty, and agrochemicals.
Founded in 1975, Schirm delivers a comprehensive range of services to the customers’ entire value-added chain through its five centers in Germany and the U.S. As a contract manufacturer with the most up-to-date production facilities, Schirm offers highly qualified workers and the highest possible level of flexibility. More importantly, they offer individual concepts for manufacturing, processing, and packaging of goods. When it comes to formulation, the company guides its clients to navigate every step of the formulation process. This includes guiding the client with information about regulations, packaging requirements, procurement, and more. As they help the clients streamline the production process, clients can penetrate the market quickly. Schirm also uses its technology and equipment to produce pilot batches for the client.
Schirm understands that to be successful as a service provider in the market, and they must be familiar with the customers’ requirements.
For that reason, the company gathers information about the business and the type of services its clients require. By doing so, the company always provides its customers with products that meet the specifications and are of impeccable quality. They have established in-process controls to ensure product quality and conformity with the specifications through individually tailored analytics. By doing so, the company helps the client streamline the entire formulation process and successfully launch the product. By complying with the existing political and legal requirements, they take much care to prevent any health, material, and environmental damage while conducting business. “We follow the sustainability aspect of production. We have made such principles the benchmark of our processes and anchored them in our mission statement,” mentions Chad Kern, President, and CEO of the company.
We follow the sustainability aspect of production. We have made such principles the benchmark of our processes and anchored them in our mission statement
Kern recalls an instance when they helped a manufacturer who struggled to hit the market with their product. The client had no prior knowledge to get the product manufactured in the U.S. Upon engaging with the client, Schirm understood their essential requirements. The company walked the customer through the step-by-step process they should follow to launch the American market. They helped the client procure the raw materials and packaging. “In a short period of time, we were able to launch their product room here in the U.S. and that turned into a great working relationship,” says Kern.
Schirm serves a diverse clientele from a range of industry segments regardless of its size. Moving ahead, the company looks for new growth opportunities by adding more services to its portfolio. To stay updated with the industry trends, they regularly visit technology fairs and cooperates with universities. The company deploys innovative technology promptly in its plants to afford efficient and high-quality production. Through its IT service provider, they ensure that all recipes, procedures, and other customer data are safe and protect its customers’ know-how without exposures.