Landau, 25. September 2019
Progroup AG, which is based in Landau in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, is pursuing ambitious growth targets with its ‘Two Twentyfive’ strategy. As part of the celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the corrugated sheetboard plant, the plan to construct a further, larger and even more efficient plant in Stryków was announced. This will make Poland a vital hub for the growth programme of the company, which has two plants in the country, one in Stryków and one in Trzcinica. Together with a new plant in Stryków, the total capacity would increase to 520,000 tonnes per year, making Poland one of Progroup’s most important locations for production in Central Europe.
The new corrugated sheetboard plant covering a basic footprint of around 27,900 square metres is set to be constructed on the existing plot with a size of around 229,000 square metres very close to the existing plant. The level of investment will be around 75 million euros, making it one of the biggest investments in the region. “We are delighted to be able to announce this major decision as an important piece of news during our anniversary celebration. Our investment is set to create more than 50 new jobs and training positions. Our new plant will also be noted for its sustainable production, state-of-the-art working environment and numerous technical innovations. As a family-run company, it is important to us to think and act sustainably with a fundamental focus on the long term,” stressed Jürgen Heindl, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Progroup AG.
Witold Kosmowski, Mayor of Stryków, passed on the town’s congratulations on the tenth anniversary, welcomed the company’s new investment decision as another boost for regional development and declared that he would be absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to officially open the new corrugated sheetboard plant in 2021.
Dorota Lombardi, Director of Economic Development for the Lodz region, reflected on the business decision, which was a bold one at the time, to construct a new plant in the special economic zone that was just being created. In addition, she praised the exemplary role that the company has played when it comes to environmental protection and sustainability and wished it good luck with the new project that is set to herald the start of another new chapter in Poland.