„We would like to reassure the public, our customers and partners and let them know that the Corrugated Industry is producing enough transport packaging for those sectors that are essential now, such as pharmaceuticals, food and drinks or medical equipment“, explained FEFCO (the European Federation of Corrugated Manufacturers) in a press release.
Most Corrugated Cardboard plants in Europe were working high speed in order to ensure the deliveries of Corrugated packaging to these essential sectors, the industry’s association announced: Almost all plants were fully functional, so far transport of raw materials have not become a major problem.
“The industry urges governments to keep the borders open and make it easy for the trucks to pass as such transports are vital for the medical and food sectors” says FEFCO Secretary General, Angelika Christ. The EU Commission has issued guidelines for an effective border management, protecting health while preserving the integrity of the internal market to prevent shortages of medical equipment or food.
While adapting the recommendations of WHO and other institutions in the plants, the companies minimise the risk of shutdowns there due to Corona.