By Edwig Ban
According to a press release, Dunapack Packaging boost its Romanian operations with new corrugated packaging plant in Bucharest area and significant technical update of existing Dunapack Rambox plant.
Dunapack Rambox, Dunapack Packaging’s Romanian operations, has signed an agreement to purchase 11,5 ha land for the setup of a greenfield corrugated packaging plant in the Bucharest area. The existing Sfantu Gheorghe plant receives a major technical update.
The new 22.000 m2 plant in Bolintin, 20km West of Bucharest, will be equipped with a 2,8 m wide Fosber high-speed corrugator as well as several multi-color printing and die-cutting machines to provide high quality shelf ready packaging solutions. The annual production capacity is expected to reach 180 mio m2 per year. The new plant will operate complimentary along with the existing Dunapack Rambox plant in Sfantu Gheorghe.
The latter will increase its production capabilities by receiving a state-of-the-art corrugator upgrade combined with a new high quality printing-, a flatbed-die-cutting- and a new folder-gluing machine. Both plants will reach an annual production capacity of 300 mio. m2.
Alexander Enzenberg, MD of Dunapack Packaging Division, says: “The new greenfield plant near Bucharest is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen Rambox’s strategic market position in Romania. With two plants in the region we are able to supply our customers with high quality packaging in combination with a unique logistics setup.
With the additional corrugated plant, Dunapack Packaging will operate two box plants in Romania. The Division will be represented in 10 countries, with 19 corrugated plants.
Dunapack Packaging is part of Austrian based Prinzhorn Group, which employs 6.300 people in 15 countries and ranks among the European market leaders in the packaging, paper and recycling industry. With an annual turnover of 1,23 billion Euro, the group is number three in Europe in this segment. The family-owned Prinzhorn Group is structured in three divisions: Dunapack Packaging (corrugated packaging solutions), Hamburger Containerboard (production of containerboard) and Hamburger Recycling (collection and trading of secondary raw material).