Mondi Completes EUR 7 Million Upgrade of Its Paper Bags Facility in Hungary
The new machine allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually.
July 1, 2020 - Mondi announced that it has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine - a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 - allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually.
The Mondi Nyíregyháza plant, which employs more than one hundred people, serves the Hungarian, Romanian, Austrian and Bulgarian market in many industries and sectors. It produces industrial paper sacks (open mouth and valve bags) for applications such as cement, building materials, food-feed-seed, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Due to this EUR 7 million investment, the entire layout and set-up of the Nyíregyháza plant was re-designed in four months, including the storage area, printer area, warehouse, and ink kitchen to increase operational efficiency and safety.
"Our goal is to serve our customers' needs with excellence, so we focused on increasing the plant's quality and hygiene standard to be able to produce high-end and sophisticated paper sacks for food," said Péter Szabó, Managing Director, Mondi Bags Hungária. "This investment means we are able to enhance our operational efficiency, as well as offering shorter delivery times to our customers.
"Our ambition to open this line did not diminish despite the beginning of the health pandemic. Working with revised health and safety measures in place, I am very proud of my team's determination to execute this project and deliver this complex product portfolio," Szabó added.
Mondi noted that the plant is now in the process of seeking the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification by the end of this year in order to serve the food, feed and seed industry with sacks that meet their high quality and hygiene standards.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, offering innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. The company is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain. For further information, visit: www.mondigroup.com.
SOURCE: Mondi plc