Growing with the heavyweights of the German economy
Mondi has unveiled further investment plans boosting its Heavy Duty corrugated portfolio - a product range serving key industries in the German economy with sustainable packaging and logistic solutions. Mondi’s innovative corrugated packaging replaces formerly used transport containers made of solid wood or metal and offers benefits to further reduce environmental footprint.
In total, some €30m will be invested in Mondi’s Ansbach facility in Southern Germany, including the installation of a 2.8m corrugator from BHS Corrugated, as well as additional converting equipment, scheduled for completion in 2020. It will enable the company to broaden its product portfolio to service further export areas, enhance product quality and foster innovation. The investment will increase the plant’s annual production capacity considerably.
Mondi's plant in Ansbach, Germany.
“We want to extend our position in our industry, by broadening our portfolio in the Heavy Duty corrugated board segment,” said Armand Schoonbrood, COO Mondi Corrugated Packaging. “Going forward, we believe that applications for bulky goods in the building industry, agricultural sector and e-commerce, show good prospects in terms of the use and demand for sustainable corrugated packaging solutions.”
These heavy duty, triplewall corrugated boxes can transport up to 20 car bonnets at a time and handle up to 1000kg weight when shipping engines or gear units.
“The German economy is highly export-oriented”, continued Schoonbrood. “Our customers come from a wide variety of industries, from automotive and component manufacturing, to OEMs, chemical and electrical polymer processing and mechanical engineering. They distribute products throughout Germany and all around the world and are key to a strong and successful German economy. Many of them are located in the South of Germany, close to the Ansbach plant."
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