Second plant opened by Zerhusen Kartonagen

Another milestone has been reached for Zerhusen Kartonagen! In early June, the new second plant in the inter-municipal industrial and commercial area of Niedersachsenpark was inaugurated. Numerous customers, suppliers, business partners, political representatives as well as friends and employees of the Zerhusen family took part in the event.

Roland Zerhusen, Managing Director,  warmly welcomed the guests, including Matthias Wunderling-Weilbier, State Secretary in the Lower Saxony Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development. Daughter Leonie Zerhusen led through the official ceremony. Her brother Robert Zerhusen, Technical Managing Director and Head of the new plant and corrugated board production in Damme, provided information about the construction phase of the second plant and gave an outlook on possible expansion scenarios.

Afterwards, his sister Linda Stärk, Commercial Director, gave insights into current projects in Damme, such as the construction of the office building on Industriestraße and the automatic paper roll warehouse. She also announced further investments in the future of the company at the Damme site, such as the expansion of the second corrugator plant.

The following day, the Zerhusen family invited all employees and their families to a family day. More than 1,200 people flocked to the site of the new plant in Rieste on the day of the festival. This enabled many employees to visit and tour the new plant for the first time. Various market stalls with delicious food and a café in the press hall took care of the physical well-being. The younger guests enjoyed numerous attractions such as a tourist train, bouncy castles, Segway rides and bungee jumping. The event offered entertainment for the whole family.

With the commissioning of the second plant, Zerhusen Kartonagen is investing further in the future. Construction began in July 2022 and cost around €30m. The plant in Rieste currently employs 65 people and has been working in three shifts since April. Further expansions are already planned to increase production capacity and relieve the main plant in Damme.

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