Van Genechten Packaging are investing according to their strategic road map and opening a second plant in Komárom, Hungary to expand both their footprint and capacity. The plant has been commissioned in record time and will pick up production this month.
With an increasingly growing demand for sustainable and recyclable packaging materials and consumers’ anti-plastic attitude, packaging manufacturers are being pushed to provide a larger variety of new, creative and innovative solutions. VGP see this as further opportunity to work in partnership with their customers by expanding their European footprint.
The new plant in Komárom sees VGP expanding their network as well as investing in a region where they see strong market growth and is up and running in record time. This result is thanks to professional project management from diverse teams across the VGP network and is testimony to the spirit of great teamwork throughout the group. It is especially impressive that VGP have the plant ready with such a short gap from the kick-off to the ramping up of production, especially in the face of the challenges present in the global supply chain.
Prof. Dr Frank Ohle, CEO, Van Genechten Packaging, says, “I am delighted to welcome VG Komárom II to the VGP family and just as delighted that we have been able to go from taking a decision to starting production in just 14 months. We hear every day from our customers that sustainable packaging solutions are important to them and even in challenging times for the global supply chain, we continue to invest in long term, sustainable solutions.”
He continues, “Whilst we look to our future capabilities and to increase capacity, it’s important to make sure we’re still taking care of nature and the communities we operate in. That’s why we’ve worked really hard to equip this new plant with efficient, high-performance technologies to allow us to delight our customers sustainably for years to come.”
The second plant in Komárom, a sister to VGP’s original plant on the banks of the Danube in the northern Hungarian city, consists of a 10,000 sqm production building, offices and warehousing for raw materials and finished goods. Once fully operational it will create more than 100 jobs in the local economy.
Zsolt Horvath, Plant Manager of both Komárom plants, adds, “I am really happy to see our second site ready to begin production. Whilst it has been challenging to turn everything around in such a short time period, it’s really rewarding to see everything come together.