Hamburger Rieger to Invest EUR 18 Million on Paper Machine Conversion at Spremberg Mill

Hamburger Rieger's Spremberg mill in Eastern Germany.

Oct. 17, 2013 - Hamburger Rieger said that it has made a final decision to invest EUR 18 million to convert Paper Machine 1 in its Spremberg mill in Eastern Germany for the production of Coated White Top Testliner (containerboard).

The conversion of PM 1 will be carried out towards the end of 2014, with a start-up expected at the beginning of 2015, the company said

Upon completion of the machine project, the Spremberg mill will have the capability to produce coated testliners in widths up to 280 cm.

Hamburger Rieger’s second mill, in Trostberg, Germany, will continue to expand the production of specialized coated papers, especially for Preprint, Hamburger Rieger said.

The Investment is part of the strategy of Hamburger Containerboard to expand its total production potential in the "White" market (White Top Testliner, coated and uncoated) in the medium-term from its current annual capacity of 450,000 tons to 750,000 tons.

Hamburger Containerboard is a division of the Austrian Prinzhorn Holding. With a total annual production capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of containerboard, Hamburger Containerboard employs 1,100 staff at its four production sites of Hamburger Austria (Pitten, Austria), Hamburger Rieger (Trostberg & Spremberg, Germany) and Hamburger Hungária (Dunaújváros, Hungary).

SOURCE: Hamburger Containerboard