Progroup is investing more than €90m in a new sheetfeeder plant in Rhineland-Palatinate that will be part of a sustainable packaging park. Production of corrugated board is set to begin in 2023. To mark the start of the construction work, the company invited guests to attend the ground-breaking ceremony.
The company is building the new plant in south-west Germany, between the Palatinate villages of Petersberg and Höheischweiler and will create 60 new jobs. Representatives of the packaging manufacturer G&G Preißer joined local politicians and the companies involved in the construction project to mark the start of the construction work – the 28,000 sqm building is being constructed right next door to Progroup’s long-standing customer and partner. In the future, Progroup will be able to supply G&G Preißer with corrugated board just-in-time via a direct link – creating a sustainable packaging park.
“Today is special for me for two reasons,” said Maximilian Heindl, Chief Development Officer and deputy CEO, Progroup. “First, Progroup’s roots are situated barely 55 km away. It was some 30 years ago that my father symbolically broke new ground with our first plant in Offenbach an der Queich – and we are now able to continue our story in our home region. Second, I am delighted that with the new plant, we are taking another vital step in embracing sustainability. The cooperation with the converter next door will establish close links between our logistics and production processes. There will be far fewer truck journeys, allowing Progroup to operate even more sustainably and efficiently.”
The planned production speed of the BHS Corrugated line is 400 m/min with a working width of 3.35m. The corrugator is designed among other things to produce single wall and doublewall Next Board® sheets with B, C, E and F flutes and smaller grammages in all combinations.