Cardbox Packaging invests €14m in Austria

Cardbox Packaging has recently confirmed it will be undertaking a site expansion in Wolfsberg, resulting in over €14m investment in not only the new premises, but also in new machinery and automatisation. This operation will significantly affect both Austrian sites of Cardbox Packaging Group. The investment is driven by the decision to support the company’s longterm growth plan and to further strengthen its role as innovative high quality partner for the international and local brand owners.

After the previous years of growth, the need for a physical expansion was critical. For the biggest project of the site so far, Architekt DI Heimo Wieser & Partner Ziviltechniker KG was chosen to take control of the processes associated with the premises constructions. The expansion will primarily increase the surface for production and warehouse premises.

The machinery park in Wolfsberg will contain a new Heidelberg XL 1067LYYLX (7c+2v) and two Mastermatrix die-cutters. With the new technological investments and the high grade of automatisation, Cardbox Packaging Austria will be perfectly prepared for future growth.

Following Wolfsberg site, the Pinkafeld plant is planning to reorganise its premises layout as well. Cardbox Packaging Wolfsberg shall start the new operation in Q4 2022.

“Thanks to the investment, the Wolfsberg site will be able to strengthen its focus on special packaging solutions supporting our customers with top equipment and dedicated workflows meeting the future market demand. At the same time, implementing a special off-line coating line, the site will be expanded to become a hub of expertise for sustainable barrier solutions,” explains Roland Schöberl, Joint Managing Director, Cardbox Packaging Holding. “The barrier coatings have become one of the group’s key specialisations, becoming successful in the European packaging industry.”

“We strongly believe our decision will turn the investment into the new vital asset within the group, supporting the overall business growth,“ concludes Klaus Hockl, Joint Managing Director, Cardbox Packaging Holding.

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