CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q3 2017: “We experienced a very strong market in the quarter, resulting in positive sales performance. Net sales were up 3% and volumes were up 1% on last year. Overall, we have had some difficulties with production availability in recent quarters, so we have established a new organisation to work proactively on both availability and quality at our facilities. I am confident that this will generate results over the coming years. Looking ahead, market conditions appear encouraging, and we see good opportunities for continued growth. In the longer term, we will have additional support from increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions. In this respect, our major investments, which will start to deliver in 2018 and 2019, will make a significant positive contribution to our growth on this market.” Click Read More below for additional information.
The 12,000 square meter (130,000 square feet) plant will be cutting and slitting large master rolls of 100% recycled paper into smaller rolls and fan-folded stacks for use with Pregis EasyPack cushioned paper packaging machines and other e-commerce applications.
“The demand for packaging solutions for e-commerce applications continues to grow at a rapid pace. Pregis’ investment in this new facility will provide additional output to support European fulfillment operations looking for a paper-based packaging solution,” said Pieter van Dongen Torman, commercial director, Pregis Europe.
A signatory of The Climate Pledge, Pregis is on a mission to help companies choose protective packaging solutions that are suited to specific applications, so they can be confident they’re doing their part to protect the environment. In support of those objectives, and its own 2K30 environmental goals, the new facility will be fitted with solar panels and full LED, motion-activated lighting.
The facility will also feature an automated shuttle system for internal transport of finished goods and 12 loading docks to efficiently manage inbound and outbound logistics. It will also be offering new employment opportunities for workers residing in the Born area.
“Our commitment to Protect, Preserve and Inspyre closely aligns with the ambition of The Climate Pledge to create a better world through the development of new marketplaces for greener, lower-carbon products and services,” van Dongen Torman said. “This new facility supports those objectives.”