March 27, 2023 - As part of its planned investment plan in France, Lucart announces the acquisition of a logistics hub in the Hellieule business park in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges. The logistics hub will be fully operational during the first quarter of 2024 and improve the storage and shipping capabilities of products manufactured by Lucart's tissue mill in Laval-sur-Vologne.
In 2022, the mill produced 65,000 tonnes of high-quality tissue paper.
The new logistics hub located in the Hellieule business park is a 22,000-square-metre building built on 10 hectares of land with a storage capacity of 20,000 pallet columns. The site was created to concentrate finished product stocks before they are shipped to customers in France, Germany, the Benelux and Northern Europe.
The large area will allow for future expansion of the logistics hub to support the company's expected growth.
Located a few kilometres from the town of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and close to the main roads of the Lorraine region, the new Lucart site is expected to also simplify logistical flows improving the quality of end services to customers.
"The acquisition of this new site marks the turning point in our project to create a new logistics hub," said Alessandro Pasquini, President of Lucart's French subsidiary. "Before opening it, we need to adapt the facility to meet our specific operational requirements. We are very happy with our new operational site that will work in synergy with the Laval-sur-Vologne plant."
The plant is equipped with two paper machines for the production of tissue jumbo reels made of virgin cellulose and recycled paper, a converting facility with nine production lines and an in-house process water treatment plant. The site is the benchmark in France for the recycling of bonded material beverage cartons for making 100% ecological Fiberpack® tissue paper.
Lucart is a leading European manufacturer of tissue products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins, and airlaid and machine-glazed paper. Lucart's production capacity is over 395,000 tons per year of paper on 12 paper machines.
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