NORTHEIM, Germany and SIBIU, Romania , April 23, 2019 (Press Release) -The packaging and display manufacturer Thimm is further developing its production facilities centrally located in Sibiu, Romania with an extensive investment package. The core of the expansion is the installation of a new, highly modern corrugator. The machine was commissioned in mid-April and triples the capacity for the manufacture of corrugated cardboard.
Not only the production capacity is being considerably increased with the investement; productivity and quality factors, as well as delivery flexibility are also being noticeably optimised. The 112 metre-long system is the newly developed C line of the Italian machine manufacturer Fosber. The working width of the corrugator is 2.8 metres, the maximum speed 320 metres per minute. The flute types E, B, C, EB, and BC Flute are produced. Thimm already implemented modernisations and additions in subsequent processing prior to the installation of the new corrugator. The storage facilities for finished products were also expanded by 1,600 square metres. The company has invested a total of around 10.4 million Euro in the location in the past two years.
Michael Weber, Director Corporate Marketing Thimm Group: "The continuing development of the production works in Sibiu is a logical step in the framework of our internationalisation and investment strategy. In this context, the location is an important component within our delivery network, both for our Rumanian and our internationally active customers. Thanks to the investments, we offer all customers even better quality and delivery performance and further intensify our presence in a strongly growing market".
The investment also pays for the employees at the location. According to Weber: "For the teams in production, the commissioning of such a complex and modern system is an attractive and exciting task. An exchange programme with colleagues from our plant in Eberswalde accompanied the project for several months. This supports the intensive run-up phase effectively and allows an exchange of experiences and knowledge."
Thimm Group is the leading solutions provider for the packaging and distribution of goods. Its portfolio includes corrugated cardboard transportation and sales packaging, high-quality promotional displays, packaging systems combining a range of materials and print products for further industrial processing. The company’s product offerings are further enhanced by a wide range of associated packaging services covering the entire supply chain. Its customers include prestigious branded product groups from across all sectors. Founded in 1949, the family-owned business has more than 3,000 employees at 19 sites in Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Mexico and generates annual revenues of around 601 million euros.