Schur Pack’s Folding Carton Facility, Germany

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Schur Pack Germany, subsidiary of Danish cardboard packaging company Schur Pack, started construction on a high-tech folding carton facility in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany, in August 2014.

It is expected to increase the company's production capacity and adopt new quality standards to achieve superior quality, high hygiene standards and shortest delivery times. It also aims to be Europe's most modern high-tech folding box facility and set new standards for future production by Schur Pack Germany.

The company is spending a major share of the investment for new production equipment to achieve high-quality production and reduced delivery times. It recently relocated its Büchen, Schleswig-Holstein, office to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the same location in which the new facility is being built.

The relocation, construction of new facility and investment in high-end production equipment is part of Schur Pack's strategic decision to extend its competitive edge and become a trusted brand for folding boxes in Germany. With this investment, Schur Pack also aims to achieve a positive and sustainable corporate growth for its German subsidiary within Europe.

Financing Schur Pack's folding carton facility in northern Germany

The plant is located at FMO AirportPark in Greven, Germany.

The total estimated investment for the project is €69m ($74m). The Ministry of Economy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is providing €17m ($18m) from the Improvement of Regional Economic Structure programme, while the rest is being funded by Schur Pack.

Location of Schur Pack Germany's new carton plant

The plant is being constructed at the future Business Park A24 in Valluhn-Gallin, located near the A24-German highway between Berlin and Hamburg.

Schur chose the site because of its convenient location on the A24 highway and the availability of attractive commercial space, modern infrastructure and enterprise-oriented management at the industrial park.

Folding carton plant and infrastructure details

Schur Pack is spending a majority of the investment on new production equipment for the plant to serve increasing customer demand for quality and to reduce delivery time.

The plant will be equipped with a high-degree of automation and feature a fully automated high-bay warehouse. It will also house state-of-the-art printing and processing machines, which will enable the company to produce a variety of packaging products. The equipment will include sheet-fed offset printing machines, stamping machines and folder gluer machines.

It will also feature innovative finishing technology such as hot and cold foil and also focus more on the printing quality.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) will ensure efficient flow and production processes at the plant. Schur Germany is working with its Swedish subsidiary Schur Packaging Systems to solve complex intra logistics challenges in the new plant.

Sustainability of Schur Pack Germany's new packaging plant

"The entire building will also eliminate the use of fossils fuels, setting new standards for energy efficiency."

The construction of the new folding carton plant is powered with renewable sources of energy. The entire building will also eliminate the use of fossils fuels, setting new standards for energy efficiency.

Construction of the new folding carton plant

The folding carton facility is being constructed on a 5ha (12.35 acre) plot. Construction work began in August 2014 and the earthworks were completed by the middle of that month. Foundation and drainage works were completed before the end of the year.

Construction of the fully automated high bay warehouse began in 2015 and the steel structure was mounted on the shelves in February. The first machines for the plant will be delivered in the third quarter of 2015 and entire construction is due to be completed in the same year.

Contractors involved

The general planning and construction contract of the new plant was awarded in 2014 to IGB, a construction company based in Weimar, Germany.

Marketing commentary

Schur Pack comprises a group of 15 companies offering packaging, packaging machines and packaging systems globally. It employs approximately 800 people and has a company history of more than 165 years.

Schur Pack Germany, headquartered at Büchen, offers high-quality cardboard folding boxes. The company utilises state-of-the-art production technologies and optimised processes to produce high-quality packaging products for the European market.