Janmar Centrum, the Polish manufacturer of corrugated packaging based in Trzcinica, is starting to build its second factory. This new site is being built in Stryków in central Poland, in a special economic zone.
Since its establishment in 2000, the company has gained recognition among companies of many industries, from Poland and Europe, including electrical engineering, automotive, food, furniture and chemicals. Currently, Janmar Centrum converts over 150m sqm of corrugated board per year and employs 214 people.
The investment in the new factory will be divided into two stages. The first stage will cover installation of the first converting lines. One of them will be a 4.8m BGM Jumbo flexo folder gluer. It will allow Janmar Centrum to expand the offering of large-sized packaging further. The following stage is the installation of further converting lines and an investment in an automatic High Bay warehouse for the finished products. Once the stages are completed, the factory will be able to produce a full range of corrugated packaging and the production capacity will reach 150m sqm of corrugated board annually.
The new factory is to operate to the highest standards with concern for the environment, and the internal automatic materials handling system together with state-of-the-art peripheral devices are to ensure comfort and safety for the employees. Janmar Centrum plans to invest approximately PLN 140m (€30m) in the new factory and employ over 50 people.
Janmar Centrum’s second factory will operate on the basis of a ‘Packaging Park’ model. It will be built in the immediate vicinity of Progroup’s new PW14 sheet feeder facility. Following the success of Poland’s first Packaging Park, which was opened in January 2017 in Trzcinica, the two companies have decided to continue their cooperation in this area. It combines specialised packaging production with high-performance corrugated board production without any logistical problems. The launch date for the new Janmar Centrum factory and the second Packaging Park is planned for Q3 2022.
“I am convinced that the decision to build a second factory will further strengthen our position in the market,” states Marcin Gatner, CEO and owner of the company. “Investing in the new location, we will be able to be closer to customers from another part of the country and the direct neighbourhood with Progroup will allow us to focus solely on packaging production. The current difficult market situation shows that only companies with a strong position and a stable resource base can be reliable partners for their customers.”