Schumacher Packaging Begins Operations at Ultra-Modern Corrugated Packaging Works In Greven, Germany

The new Greven plant currently has a modern corrugator and six equally modern processing machines.

July 10, 2014 - On June 30, production operations officially started at the new, ultra-modern corrugated packaging plant of Schumacher Packaging in Greven, Germany. The owner-managed Schumacher Packaging Group has constructed its new plant on a 110,000 m2 large site at the FMO AirportPark in Greven, directly adjoining the Muenster/Osnabrueck Airport.

Even in the first construction stage, which has now been completed in just less than one year, the medium-sized packaging specialist invested Euro 45 million. Economics Minister Garrelt Duin therefore awarded Schumacher Packaging the NRW.INVEST AWARD 2013.

With the new factory in Greven, the expanding Schumacher Packaging Group is pursuing the strategic aim of bringing the production of corrugated cardboard packaging even closer to important sales areas such as North-West Germany, the Ruhr area, Benelux and Scandinavia.

"As an owner-managed medium-sized company, we are in a position to offer our customers a wide presence on the European market — and offer consistent high technology, quality and service standards at all locations at the same time," explains Bjoern Schumacher. As a member of the company management, he is responsible for the new factory in Greven, in addition to the main plant in Ebersdorf and the Polish plants of the company group.

The new Greven plant currently has a modern corrugator and six equally modern processing machines on a factory area of 30,000 m2. A high-bay warehouse with a capacity of 15,000 euro-pallets is also on site. The 2.50 m wide corrugator from the firm BHS is equipped with two one-sided machines for the production of single or double fluted corrugated board. Besides F-corrugation, it can also produce all common types of corrugations.

For further processing, Schumacher Packaging has invested in a multi-colour inliner from the firm Bobst, which can process sheets up to 2.80 m in width. This is complemented by a two-colour inliner with a working width of 2.40 m. A six-colour flexo-printing machine and two flat-bed stamping machines, all from Bobst, as well as two folding/gluing machines complete the ultra-modern machinery outfit in Greven. This allows the location to handle the entire production process under a single roof: from the production of the corrugated board and the production of the packaging to the high-quality finishing facilities. Finished packaging is then stored in the high-bay warehouse under ideal temperatures and humidity conditions.

The demand for corrugated board packaging from Greven has already exceeded expectations. "Some of the machines, such as the two inliners, are already running a two-shift operation," reports Bjoern Schumacher. "In two to three years, we hope to achieve full utilisation of this first construction phase, and to be able to run three shifts," says the Managing Director.

"In the long term, we want to extend the Greven location even further, with a factory space of up to 100,000 m2 and around 500 employees. We have therefore already ensured an adjoining 35,000 m2 of building land in the FMO AirportPark."

Schumacher Packaging is an owner-managed, Europe-wide packaging specialist for corrugated and solid cardboard board. To learn more, please visit: schumacher-packaging.com.

SOURCE: Schumacher Packaging