Market: Packaging Paper & Board
Posted December 22, 2016
Schumacher Packaging Group will next year massively expand its Greven factory in Germany, thus doubling processing and warehousing capacities. The expansion, in which Schumacher Packaging is investing up to Euro 30 million, will also create 80 new jobs at the Greven factory. Work proper is due to start at the beginning of next year with completion by the 3Q 2017, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
At its Greven factory, Schumacher Packaging will then have two high-bay warehouses with a capacity of 31,000 pallet slots: the prerequisite for swift efficient logistics serving northwest Germany and the Benelux countries.
The extension to 160 million square metres will also double Greven's production capacity. The long-term plan is to extend the current shop floor area of 30,000 square metres to as much as 100,000 square metres.
Corrugated cardboard is manufactured and processed into packaging on a 2.50 metre line at the Greven factory. Schumacher Packaging can thus produce all common types of corrugated cardboard packaging close to its customers.
A special capability of the state-of-the-art plant in Greven is the production of continuous corrugated cardboard, which is very important to the furniture industry and steadily growing eCommerce sector. At its Greven factory, Schumacher Packaging can also manufacture laminated sheets and corrugated cardboard in parallel production.