The packaging and display manufacturer Thimm is further developing its production facilities centrally located in Sibiu, Romania with an extensive investment package. The core of the expansion is the installation of a new, high out-put corrugator. The machine was commissioned in mid-April and triples the capacity for the manufacture of corrugated board.
Not only the production capacity is being considerably increased with the investment; productivity and quality factors, as well as delivery flexibility are also being noticeably optimised. The 112m-long system is the newly developed C/Line from Fosber. The working width of the corrugator is 2.8m and the maximum speed is 300m per min. The new line can produce E, B and C flute, as well as EB and BC doublewall.
Thimm already implemented modernisation and additions in subsequent converting, prior to the installation of the new corrugator. The storage facilities for finished goods were also expanded by 1,600 sqm. The company has invested a total of around €10.5m in the location in the past two years.
Michael Weber, Director Corporate Marketing Thimm Group, said, “The continuing development of the production works in Sibiu is a logical step in the framework of our internationalisation and investment strategy. In this context, the location is an important component within our delivery network, both for our Romanian and our internationally active customers. Thanks to the recent investments, we offer all customers even better quality and delivery performance and further intensify our presence in a strongly growing market.”
The investment also benefits the operators at the location, as the new equipment gives them more diversity in their job roles. Weber concludes, “For the teams in production, the commissioning of such a complex and modern system is an attractive and exciting task. An exchange programme with colleagues from our plant in Eberswalde accompanied the project for several months. This supports the intensive run-up phase effectively and allows an exchange of experience and knowledge.”