“Rhineland-Palatinate is our home. With our next corrugated sheetfeeder plant, we are expanding where our roots are,” says Jürgen Heindl in emphasising the company's regional ties. We thank the State of Rhineland-Palatinate for supporting our investment in Pirmasens. This shows once again that the people here share our philosophy that big aims can only be achieved by working together with the passion that is needed.”
“Progroup is an important employer in the region. The company is an example of our state’s innovative SMEs that are also successful internationally. I am particularly delighted that with its latest growth project Progroup is delivering another boost to its home region,” says Economics Minister Daniela Schmitt.
New high-tech corrugated sheetfeeder plant in South-West Palatinate
The PW15 corrugated sheetfeeder plant is currently being constructed near the villages of Petersberg and Höheischweiler. The modern production facility will be constructed right next to the plant of the packaging manufacturer G&G Preißer. From the second quarter of 2023, the plan is for up to 500 million square metres of corrugated board sheets to be produced each year. 67 new jobs for highly skilled employees and apprentices are set to be created at the plant, which will cover around 28,000 square metres. The company is investing more than 90 million euros in the new building and is thus consistently pursuing its growth strategy. The company is thus not only strengthening Rhineland-Palatinate as a business location, but at the same time is expanding its market position in northern France and southern Germany.
Enduring ties to Rhineland-Palatinate as a location
The family-run company, which operates internationally, is clearly committed to Rhineland-Palatinate as a location. This was where the company started its first corrugated sheetfeeder plant (PW01) back in 1992. PW01 was replaced by the state-of-the-art PW06 plant in 2007. In 2019, Progroup along with its customer K2 invested another 17 million euros in modernising the site and in doing so signified that it has an enduring commitment to the region.
Progroup AG, located in Landau in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of containerboard and corrugated board in Europe. Since it was founded in 1991 in Offenbach/Queich, the company has been pursuing a consistent growth strategy which, in addition to technological leadership, is also based on the use of innovative and environmentally friendly production technologies. Progroup operates production sites in six countries in Central Europe. These currently include three paper factories, eleven corrugated sheetfeeder plants, a logistics company and an RDF power station. With 1,455 employees, the company generated sales of around 881 million euros in 2020.
Martin Wilhelm, Corporate Communications Team Leader