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VPK Packaging and Klingele's Peterson to build new corrugated plant in Halden, Norway; to relocate Sarpsborg operations to new site

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VPK Packaging and Klingele's Peterson to build new corrugated plant in Halden, Norway; to relocate Sarpsborg operations to new site

June 12, 2018 - 10:57

SARPSBORG, Norway , June 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Peterson, one of the leading players in the Scandinavian packaging industry, announces the construction of a new Norwegian flagship production site in Halden. Operations currently located in Sarpsborg city centre, adjacent municipality to Halden, will be transferred to the new site. The new factory's efficiency in terms of even higher delivery reliability and shorter delivery times will be a clear win for customers and will keep Peterson at the forefront of innovation in the 4.0 industry of the future.

Ultramodern site thanks to full greenfield rebuild

The new plant in Halden will be unique in the entire region, as the greenfield project enables a state-of-the art set up. For this purpose production equipment will be completely renewed. Finished products will be stored at and distributed from a new high-bay warehouse, fully integrated with all digital production systems. The high-bay warehouse will offer exceptional commercial benefits in terms of delivery reliability and delivery times. Total production capacity will increase significantly. It’s expected to be completed by autumn 2019.

"Peterson has a long history in the Østfold region. Therefore we are very pleased to invest in a brand new factory located in the same area, close to our customers. We will be able to offer our customers improved quality and service levels. The rebuild is a solid long-term investment for the future of Peterson and its customers," said Dan Johannessen, Managing Director of Peterson.

Long-term company vision and strategy reconfirmed.

In 2017, shortly after the acquisition by VPK Packaging Group and Klingele, Peterson already announced an investment program covering the entire Nordic region. Both shareholders now reconfirm their long-term vision and strategy for the Scandinavian market. Through the shared ownership, Peterson also has a significant position in the packaging alliance Blue Box Partners, offering access to a European-wide sustainable packaging network.

"The move of operations from Sarpsborg to Halden will sustain Peterson’s market leading position and give us a unique platform to be at the forefront of innovation, fully equipped to answer the needs of the 4.0 industry," concludes Dan Johannessen.

Peterson is an independent Scandinavian company, owned by VPK Packaging Group and Klingele, two family held packaging manufacturers, sharing a long-term company vision and a long track in sustainable packaging solutions. Peterson has more than 600 employees in Scandinavia, with a total turnover of 160 million euro. The company has production facilities in Sarpsborg and Sykkylven in Norway, Norrköping and Bäckefors in Sweden and Randers in Denmark. Peterson's products include corrugated packaging, display solutions as well as packaging machines.  The main markets are consumer goods, food and beverages, industry and e-commerce.