AALST, Belgium, (Press Release) -VPK Packaging Group has recently closed a significant purchase order with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe (MHIE). The deal includes a new corrugator and converting equipment.
The new 2.8m corrugator, with a maximum speed of 450m per min, will be able to produce B, C and O flute board, as well as any combination of double wall. The machine will be installed in the Autumn of 2016 in VPK's site in Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands.Read more
AALST, Belgium, May 7, 2015 (Press Release) -VPK's first US-based core winding site will soon start up production in Stevenspoint, Wisconsin.
Specialized machinery is at the moment being transferred from Germany, where all parts were meticulously prepared for the transatlantic move. Installation is planned during the last two weeks of May, in order to start up production in June.
Focusing on local markets, the new plant will meet the demand for cores used in foil and paper industries.
Rigid Containers, VPK's subsidiary in the UK, will continue to run the ICS Europaks business as a stand-alone unit.Read more
In addition to the corrugated sheet business under the Aquila brand, VPK Packaging Group has launched its corrugated packaging business in Poland.
This investment has been triggered by the strategic need for improving the service to VPK Group European Customers and geographical coverage of VPK's corrugated packaging facilities. The focus is to supply the Polish locations of European Key Accounts under our Blue Box Partners association.Read more
The VPK-managed Aquila sheetfeeding firm will build a greenfield corrugated plant in Skarbimierz near Wrocław. The facility will house a 2.8 m wide double-wall corrugator. It will be a facility identical to Aquila's sheetfeeding plant in Radomsko, in central Poland, VPK said.Read more
The 200,000 ft² site boats several converting lines, including five box-making lines, featuring a new Bobst Quattro 618 four color casemaker, a three color flat-bed die-cutter and a specialty gluer. Some equipment was bought specifically for the new site, while some machines were transfered from Rigid's Selby and Desborough facilities, the firm said.Read more