In Sandersdorf-Brehna (Saxony-Anhalt), work will be ongoing through to 2020 to construct one of the world’s most modern paper machines for manufacturing containerboard, the starting material for producing environmentally friendly corrugated board packaging. 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
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
140 direct jobs & 350 indirect jobs
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
2nd half of 2020
Size of plot
450,000 square meters
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