The process of globalisation and the ups and downs of economic and political developments, changes in society in Europe, key environmental issues and not least the typical challenges of the industry will demand a great deal of flexibility but also consistency from Progroup through to 2025. With the Two Twentyfive strategy, Progroup is approaching the ten-year period ahead with ambitious projects and actions focused on success and consistently pursuing the further expansion of its leadership of the sheet-feeding market in Central Europe.
Progroup continues its growth strategy with the start of construction of the PW14 corrugated sheet feeder plant in Poland. The company's twelfth production facility for corrugated sheetboards is now being built on the site of the existing PW07 plant in Stryków, making it the third plant in Poland. On an area of around 27,900 square metres, Progroup is once again setting trends in the industry in terms of productivity and sustainability. The company is investing around 72 million euros in a production facility that is geared towards sustainability; among other things, a combined heat, power and cooling plant (CHP) will be used to generate energy. The new plant will produce up to 200,000 tonnes of corrugated sheetboards annually from the fourth quarter of 2022. Thus, Stryków will become one of the largest corrugated board production sites in the world with a production capacity of 825 million square metres per year.
|Total investment||approx. 72 million euros|
|Products||Single-wall and double-wall Next Board® corrugated boards of varieties B, C, E and combinations|
|Annual production||500 million m² corrugated board|
|Operating speed||400 metres per minute|
|Working width||3.35 metres|
|Warehouse type and capacity||Fully automatic high-bay warehouse with more than 14,000 spaces and four storage and retrieval machines|
|Ground-breaking ceremony||February 2021|
|Start-up||4th Quartal of 2022|
|Size of plot||27,900 m²|
In Sandersdorf-Brehna (Saxony-Anhalt) one of the world’s most modern paper machines for manufacturing containerboard, the starting material for producing environmentally friendly corrugated board packaging, was built in 2020. The ground-breaking ceremony took place back in August 2018. After the initial start-up phase, Progroup’s third paper factory will produce an annual capacity of 750,000 tonnes of containerboard with a working width of 9.20 metres.
|Total investment||approx. 465 million euros|
|Products||Containerboard (corrugating medium and testliner within the grammage range of from 80 to 150 g/m2)|
|Annual production||750,000 tonnes of containerboard|
|Daily production||up to 2,760 tonnes of containerboard|
|Operating speed||1,600 metres per minute|
|Working width||9.20 metres|
|Jobs||140 direct jobs & 350 indirect jobs|
|Training||up to 10% of the number of jobs, currently planned: 1 x industrial clerk, 1 x warehouse logistics specialist, 2 x industrial mechanics, 2 x electronics engineers for automation technology, 2 x paper technologists|
|Start-up||2nd half of 2020|
|Size of plot||450,000 square meters|
In Eisfeld/Thuringia the eleventh corrugated sheetboard plant in total was constructed. This new state-of-the-art production site with an annual capacity of 190,000 tonnes of corrugated sheetboard will increase Progroup’s total capacity to 1.55 million tonnes. The total level of investment for the project is approx. 60 million euros. Operating in four shifts, the plant will create a total of 52 new jobs and three apprenticeships.
|Total investment||approx. 60 million euros|
|Products||Single-wall and double-wall Next Board® corrugated boards of varieties B, BNG, C, E and combinations|
|Annual production||400 million m² of corrugated sheetboard|
|Operating speed||400 m/Min|
|Working width||2.80 meters|
|Warehouse type and capacity||Fully automatic high-bay warehouse with a total of 11,000 spaces and three storage and retrieval machines|
|Jobs||52 direct jobs operating in four shifts and three apprenticeships|
|Startu-up||4th Quartal of 2019|
|Size of plot||approx. 87,000 square meters|