Progroup is continuing its growth strategy by starting to construct the PW14 corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Poland. The company’s twelfth production facility for corrugated board sheets and its third plant in Poland is being constructed on the site of the existing PW07 plant in Stryków. Over an area of around 27,900 square metres, Progroup will once again be setting new benchmarks for productivity and sustainability in the industry. The company is investing around 72 million euros in a production facility which is geared towards sustainability; among other things a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) plant will be used to generate power. The new plant is set to produce up to 200,000 tonnes of corrugated board sheets annually from the fourth quarter of 2022. With its production capacity of 825 million square metres per annum, Stryków will be one of the biggest corrugated board production sites anywhere in the world.
“With this new plant, Progroup will not only boost Stryków as a location, but at the same time it will expand its position in the market in Central & Eastern Europe,” says Jürgen Heindl, Chief Executive Officer of Progroup. “We are consistently following our growth strategy and this will allow us to continue to offer our customers the high reliability of supply and impressive quality of product that they are used to.”
The new plant will provide a job for more than 50 highly skilled employees and apprentices. Efficient filter systems will deliver a largely dust-free working environment and an innovative sound insulation system will ensure a pleasant atmosphere to work in.
PW14 will manufacture virtually all common grades of corrugated board. The production speed will be 400 m/min and the working width 3.35 metres. The production line is designed to produce single-wall and double-wall Next Board® corrugated boardsheets with B, C and E flutes and smaller grammages in all combinations. Next Board® corrugated boards are renowned for much lower use of energy and raw materials and reduce CO2 emissions per tonne of corrugated board by 26 per cent on average – coupled with better strength figures.