July 8, 2021 - Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) is investing around EUR 35 million in Neupack Polska (Poland) and expanding the site with a focus on e-commerce and high-quality fine corrugated cardboard (microflute).
MMP Neupack Polska is the market leader for cartonboard packaging in Poland and has two plants in Bydgoszcz — Rowna and Petersona. The focus is on packaging for the market segments of food, confectionary, fast food, electronics, detergents, pet food and personal care.
The aim of the recently launched comprehensive investment programme in the company's machinery and building is to expand and further optimize capacities along the entire processing chain. The plant will be able to offer a more innovative packaging portfolio produced on a state-of-the-art machine park, especially for the growth market microflute.
After the plant at Rowna put a new printing machine into operation in the spring of 2021, work on expanding the production facility in Petersona is now also progressing rapidly. The addition of a new hall with an area of around 14,000 m2 will be completed by October 2021. This will include a third laminator, a cutter and a state-of-the-art 8-colour printing machine.
"Especially in the segments of beverage packaging, toys and continuously growing online retailing, it is important to be competitive and focused on the future, and to keep quality consistently high. This programme for the future should strengthen our market position at our location in Poland," says Michal Thomas, Managing Director MMP Neupack Polska.
Key among MMP Neupack Polska's technical core competencies are large-format inline cold foil applications, technologies for setting up trays and clamshells, as well as special techniques for attaching handles with rivets. In addition, the plant has its own development centre which focuses on innovation, packaging improvements, plastic replacement and many more.
The investment programme will be completed by the first quarter of 2022.
Mayr-Melnhof Group operates two business divisions — MM Karton is Europe's largest cartonboard producer with a leading position in recycled fiber-based cartonboard. The division has the capacity to produce over 1.7 million tons per year. MM Packaging is the leading producer of folding cartons in Europe. The division processes around 800,000 tons of cartonboard and paper per year. To learn more, visit: www.mayr-melnhof.com.
SOURCE: Mayr-Melnhof Group
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