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Prowell to build two new corrugated sheet plants in Italy and the UK

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Prowell, a company belonging to Progroup AG pursues its Two Twentyfive strategy with determination and continues expanding at a fast pace with two further corrugated sheet board plants. Europe’s fastest growing corrugated board manufacturer is thus expanding its production capacities by a further 250,000 tonnes in the medium term.

As from 2018, it will have a production capacity totalling 1,380,000 tonnes of corrugated sheet boards per year.

With the production launch of Prowell Drizzona (Italy), which is scheduled for the 1Q 2018, Progroup shall be entering the largest corrugated sheet board market in Europe and consequently further enhancing its capacities and the associated market share as part of the Two Twentyfive strategy.

The newly founded Prowell S.r.l. will be operating a corrugated board machine in Drizzona next to the Italian packaging specialist Imbal Carton S.r.l. and supply it with corrugated board at no additional logistics expenditure.

A 2.8-metre-wide corrugated board machine will be operated at the new site, and will produce 100,000 tons of corrugated sheet boards per year at a working speed of 350 m/min. This will create approx. 40 new high-tech jobs at Prowell.

The most efficient and most powerful corrugated sheet board mega plant of the entire industry will be created by the 3Q 2018 in the UK. A total of Euro 75 million is being invested in a high-tech plant, which is set to become a highly competitive production facility with efficient process flows. Following a start-up and optimisation phase, the plant will produce 235,000 tonnes of corrugated board each year with a working width of 3.35 m, thus seamlessly integrating into the Progroup mill system.

 

Source: lesprom.com

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