Segezha Group signs contract with Windmöller & Hölscher for manufacturing and delivery of industrial paper packaging line in Segezha, Russia

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Segezha Group signs contract with Windmöller & Hölscher for manufacturing and delivery of industrial paper packaging line in Segezha, Russia

August 19, 2019 - 10:04
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MOSCOW, Aug. 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Segezha Packaging LLC (Segezha Group, part of Sistema JSFC) continues implementation of the program for augmenting its share in strategically important segments of the industrial sack market − cement and dry mix mortars. Segezha Group has signed a contract with Windmöller & Hölscher for manufacturing and delivery of the line for production of industrial paper packaging for Segezha Packaging in Karelia. Investments in the project amount to RUB 800 million. Following the prepayment, in the first decade of August German mechanical engineers will start production of the equipment. As specified in the contract, the delivery, installation and designer supervision will be provided by Windmöller & Hölscher specialists. The line’s commissioning is scheduled for summer 2020.

The state-of-the-art automated line by Windmöller & Hölscher for production of paper sacks to be delivered to Segezha Packaging LLC in Karelia is designed for an output of up to 90 million sacks per year with a wide range of possibilities. The machine is capable of making valve sacks in a variety of sizes, with valves of any complexity, for all types of filling equipment. The equipment ordered for Segezha – Е-10 under the plant’s numbering – has a unique capability for a very quick changeover from one order to another. This is yet another indisputable advantage of the line.

“First of all, the new Е-10 is fitted with equipment for digital application of glue,” says Alexey Sitnikov, Segezha Packaging LLC acting director. “This equipment automatically calculates all parameters for application of glue and significantly reduces the time for the line changeover and maintenance. As a result, we will be able to increase the line’s productivity and efficiency, reduce failure and defect risk, and generate savings on disposables. Besides, Е-10 will be equipped with a device for gluing-in the inner lining sheet. This option will be appreciated by consumers who pack fine products as the sack’s bottom will be absolutely leak-proof. Even the appearance of the product from the new line will improve – it will be a veritable new quality standard.”

In autumn 2019, Segezha Packaging LLC branch in Salsk, Rostov region, plans to launch another semi-automatic line by Windmöller & Hölscher with an annual capacity exceeding 80 million hi-tech sacks of any complexity. As a result, Segezha Group plant in Rostov region, which has been designed with a possibility to increase production capacity up to 200 million sacks per year, will double its capacity for release of paper packaging.

Segezha Group releases industrial and retail packaging at its two own enterprises in Russia (Segezha and Salsk) and abroad – at Segezha Packaging converting plants in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Romania, Turkey and Czechia. Paper packaging produced by the company is in demand with partners and clients in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, USA, Kazakhstan, Israel, countries of the Central Africa and Middle East, and many other states of the world. The paper packaging assets of Segezha Group in Karelia, Rostov Region and European countries annually produce more than 1.3 billion units of finished products.

According to the company’s experts, one of the main growth drivers of paper retail packaging production and sales is gradually changing preferences of consumers and retail chains, both of which are becoming more ecologically conscious. Paper packaging is a sustainable and growing environmental trend, since many countries of the world introduce statutory restrictions for polymer packaging circulation.

“It is no secret that paper packaging is times more environmentally-friendly than PPT,” President of Segezha Group Mikhail Shamolin says. “In many countries, use of plastic packaging has already been disallowed. The same trend will inevitably come to Russia. We don’t want to be unprepared.”

For information: Windmöller & Hölscher – long-standing and time-proven partner of Russian wood industry operators. Last year was a 40-year anniversary of signing the first contract between the German company and Segezha PPM.