Progroup and K2 Verpackungen, whose plants are adjacent to each other in Offenbach, are already long-standing cooperation partners. With these investments they are pursuing the aim of a joint growth strategy, but applying different levers to achieve this. For example, Progroup is investing in a transport bridge and the expansion of its high-bay warehouse in which corrugated sheetboard is stored and retrieved in fully automated fashion and customers are able to access the goods which are to be delivered directly. “The construction of the transport bridge, or the bridge building as we refer to it within the company, symbolises the long-term collaboration – an integral part of our successful business strategy,” stresses Jürgen Heindl, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Progroup. “Furthermore, we will save the environment around 3,000 truck journeys every year, which will of course significantly reduce noise and CO2 emissions,” adds Jürgen Heindl.
The packaging manufacturer K2 is investing in further automation measures at the end of the conveyor bridge and in expanding its capacity in the form of another, highly automated production line. “For us at K2, bridge building means that we will be especially able to live up to our slogan ‘Peak of productivity’ with fully automated delivery of the materials followed by fully automated production,” says Carsten Zier, Managing Director of K2 Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG.