Smurfit Kappa makes a new investment of 35 million euros in its German factory in Hoya
Smurfit Kappa, leader in the paper and corrugated cardboard sector, remains committed to the European market with new investments in its most strategic areas. The latest investment was made in its Hoya paper and board mill, located in northwestern Germany, which will increase production from 70 kt to 450 kt per year. This major investment reflects the company’s significant growth in this country and its commitment to further strengthen its leadership in Europe.
With its strong positioning, Smurfit Kappa intends to continue to offer multiple competitive advantages to its national, multinational and pan-European customers, who count on it to always provide the same standards, wherever they are.
With this investment, the company will replace the entire pressing section of the PM2 paper machine with advanced technology, which will improve the overall efficiency of its manufacturing process and increase its production speed to 1250m. / min. In addition, this implies a reduction in its CO₂ emissions of 5,000 tonnes per year.
The PM2 is a 7.5 meter wide paper machine that produces paper for testliner and corrugated packaging. When refurbished, this world-class machine will further improve the industrial efficiency of the Smurfit Kappa Group’s containerboard system. It should become operational in the first quarter of 2023.
Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, said: “This investment is part of the important final phase of an ongoing investment program in our factory in Hoya, which started over ten years ago and demonstrates the ‘Smurfit Kappa’s firm commitment to technology development and our operations in Germany. “
Andreas Noss, Managing Director of the Hoya Smurfit Kappa Mill, said: “This investment will make the PM2 a lightweight, state-of-the-art paper machine that will allow us to meet the changing needs of our customers. production speed and produce lightweight paper in the most efficient and durable way possible. “
The Hoya plant in Germany has been in operation for over 50 years and is the region’s largest employer, employing over 300 people at the plant. This renovation is part of the last phase of an investment program that the company launched in 2011.
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