Prinzhorn Group's Dunapack Packaging completes first step of its plant upgrade in Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

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Prinzhorn Group's Dunapack Packaging completes first step of its plant upgrade in Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

May 21, 2019 - 02:56
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VIENNA, Austria and SFANTU GHEORGHE, Romania , May 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Dunapack Packaging, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Group, has completed the first step of its plant upgrade at Sfântu Gheorghe, 200 km North of Bucharest.

The enlargement includes an extension of the existing warehouse storage capacity by 4,000 m2, thus allowing Dunapack to further enhance its customer service level. Also included in this first step is the installation of a state of the art Bobst five colour HQ flatbed die cutter, and a six point “Masterfold” multi point gluing machine. These installations will allow Sfântu Gheorghe to further increase the complexity and quality of its shelf ready packaging solutions. The plant modernization with a new conveyor system and other additional automation upgrades will provide a modern working environment allowing Dunaack to maintain a high standard of health and safety for its staff.

As a next step, a new and highly efficient BHS corrugator will replace the existing machine. Installation works are scheduled to be finalized in Q1 2020.

Together with the new Dunapack plant in Bolintin, 20 km west of Bucharest (expected start up in summer 2019), the company will reach a production capacity of 300 mil. m2 per year.

Alexander Enzenberg, MD of Dunapack Packaging Division, says: “After more than 20 years of solid presence in Romania we are really proud of our local team. The Sfântu Gheorghe plant always served as excellent entry-hub. The upgrade will strengthen and secure this position for a long period of time.”

Stanislav Razpopov, Regional Director South of Dunapack Packaging adds: “With our unique doubleplant-setup and with state of the art machinery in place, we will be able to supply our customers with even better high quality packaging solutions. This keeps us confident to look into a bright future in this vibrant and important market.”

Dunapack Packaging Division is represented in 10 countries, with 20 corrugated plants.

The Prinzhorn Group

Dunapack Packaging is part of Austrian based Prinzhorn Group, which employs 7.000 people in 15 countries and ranks among the European market leaders in the packaging, paper and recycling industry. With an annual turnover of 1,6 billion Euro, the group is number three in Europe in this segment. The family-owned Prinzhorn Group is structured in three divisions: Dunapack Packaging (corrugated packaging solutions), Hamburger Containerboard (production of containerboard) and Hamburger Recycling (collection and trading of secondary raw material).