Corrugated cardboard plant expansion
Estimated completion: 2021
new Mondi corrugated cardboard plant expansion nears completion
Corrugated packaging manufacturing facility
Announced: July 202
Estimated completion: March 2022
Hamilton, Ohio, US
Mondi, a packaging and paper manufacturing company, announced a proposed expansion of its existing corrugated cardboard plant in Ansbach, Germany, in 2019. The expansion will make the plant Europe’s largest comprehensive corrugated cardboard facility.
The expansion will increase the plant’s production capacity and allow it to provide a wider range of improved, innovative, specialised, and sustainable packaging solutions to customers much more quickly.
The facility is expected to be completed by 2021 with an estimated investment of €30m ($36m).
Mondi’s corrugated cardboard facility has been installed with state-of-the-art machinery, including a new corrugator, die-cutting machine, inline machine, paper storage, shipping facility, waste processing facility, and intralogistics system.
The expansion also includes the building of a customer innovation centre, which will provide facilities for workshops, product development, product presentations, and optimisation. It will support the company in further innovation and testing of packaging solutions to minimise its environmental impact.
The Ansbach facility develops corrugated sheets, as well as packaging solutions for transport and point-of-sale (POS). It houses on-site packaging consultants, with in-house specialists for better customer service.
Based in Austria, Mondi has four business units, namely Corrugated Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Engineered Materials and Uncoated Fine Paper. It has approximately 100 operations in more than 30 countries and employs roughly 26,000 people globally.
Mondi offers a range of corrugated cardboard sheets, transport and packaging solutions in all standard designs and types, including single, double, and triple-wall corrugated cardboard.
The company produces approximately six million tonnes of paper a year and markets pulp, as well as managing 2.4 million hectares of forests.
Its product portfolio includes flexible packaging, bags and pouches, release liners, technical films, barrier coatings, industrial bags, speciality kraft paper, sack kraft paper, and office and professional printing papers.
Mondi has been a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Forest Solutions Group (FSG) for more than a decade. The upgraded machinery at the Ansbach facility consumes less power and cuts the overall carbon emissions from the plant.