Progroup is building a new corrugated sheetfeeder plant in south-west Germany, between the Palatinate villages of Petersberg and Höheischweiler. The company is investing more than Euro 90 million in the new building and is thus continuing to pursue its growth strategy. Production is set to begin in the second half of 2023.
The manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated board sheets will be creating 60 new jobs. Representatives of the packaging manufacturer G&G Preißer joined local politicians and the companies involved in the construction project to mark the start of the construction work in fitting style. For the 28,000 square metre new building is being constructed right next door to Progroup’s long-standing customer and partner. In future, Progroup will be able to supply it with corrugated board just-in-time via a direct link – thus creating a sustainable packaging park.
The planned production speed is 400 m/min with a working width of 3.35 metres. The production line is designed among other things to produce single-wall and double-wall Next Board corrugated board sheets with B, C, E and F flutes and smaller grammages in all combinations. Next Board corrugated boards are renowned for much lower use of energy and raw materials and in production and transport they reduce the CO2 emissions per tonne of corrugated board by 26% on average – and do this with enhanced strength figures.
In the long term, Progroup is striving to achieve carbon-neutral recycling. To do this, the company is investing around Euro 2 million in state-of-the-art, resource-saving production methods at its new site. One of Progroup’s plans is to commission an efficient combined cooling, heat and power plant. This will save the use of fossil fuels and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions by utilising energy efficiently.
Progroup AG, located in Landau in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of containerboard and corrugated board in Europe.