The company Pöppelmann operates in the plastics processing industry and its headquarters are located in the town of Lohne in Lower Saxony. Approximately 1,650 workers are employed at the nine locations of the company which extend across Europe and in the United States. The company was initially founded as a cork factory in 1949; plastics production commenced in 1955 and was steadily expanded until peaking with the production of TEKU pots starting from 1970. The products offered by Pöppelmann include various functional parts and packaging items for the medical, pharmaceutical and food industries as well as plastic protective elements and injection-molded parts for the automotive industry. The well-known Teku pots are used in horticulture. Pöppelmann is renowned for its sustainable management and a strict environmental policy.