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Van Genechten Packaging announces further investment to expand its VG Polska packaging site in Chelmek, Poland

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Van Genechten Packaging announces further investment to expand its VG Polska packaging site in Chelmek, Poland

October 11, 2016 - 02:37

CHELMEK, Poland, Sept. 30, 2016 (Press Release) -VG Polska, the Polish site of the Van Genechten Packaging Group, is celebrating its outstanding performance of recent decades and announcement of significant further investment with a visit from the Ambassador of Belgium to Poland, the Marshall of Malopolska and other national and regional distinguished guests.

Successful collaboration between Poland and Belgium

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate with such honoured guests from both countries. The past two decades at VG Polska have been marked by a close and successful collaboration between Van Genechten Packaging’s HQ in Belgium and its Polish site.

Generating a turn-over of more than 31 million euros with 182 employees. VG Polska has been growing continuously, becoming a leading packaging specialist in Central Europe and serving most of the global FMCG companies.

Innovation as driver

At the heart of this growth lies in-depth knowledge and understanding of both folding carton and the shifting market challenges companies face today. This expertise has enabled VG Polska to develop a number of innovative packaging solutions, and to nurture a growing reputation amongst national and international blue-chip companies and industry experts. Both VG Polska and the wider Van Genechten Packaging Group are known for both setting and pushing industry standards to drive their customers’ business, and this success has been recognised by many industry awards.

Investment and commitment

The success comes as a result of the Group’s structural investments into VG Polska. The Chelmek site has seen 18 million euros invested since 2008, of which 7 million euros in the last 18 months. VG Polska is also about to acquire a large piece of land for a new industrial warehouse, which would create extra employment.

The investments, though, do not only involve improving and expanding production by acquiring new machinery. A lot of effort has been put into making the facilities more energy-efficient, taking better care of natural resources and creating optimal employee comfort. Sustainability is part of Van Genechten Packaging’s DNA – a key selling point in the environmentally conscious carton industry.

Solid foundation

VG Polska’s growth is a strong foundation for further expansion during the next decades. With its solid recognition as an offset printed folding carton specialist in Eastern Europe, the Group will further invest in Poland, create new employment opportunities and positively contribute to society.