Austrian Prinzhorn Group’s Dunapack Packaging has completed the first phase of its plant upgrade at Sfântu Gheorghe in Covasna County, Romania.

The company has expanded its existing warehouse storage capacity by 4,000m2 in a bid to further enhance its customer service level.

The company has also installed Bobst five-colour HQ flatbed die cutter, and a six-point ‘Masterfold’ multi-point glueing machine at the plant.

According to the company, the upgrades will allow Sfântu Gheorghe plant to further increase the complexity and quality of its shelf-ready packaging solutions.

Dunapack Packaging Division managing director Alexander Enzenberg said: “After more than 20 years of solid presence in Romania, we are really proud of our local team. The Sfântu Gheorghe plant always served as an excellent entry hub. The upgrade will strengthen and secure this position for a long period of time.”

A new conveyor system and other additional automation upgrades at the plant will allow Dunapack to maintain health and safety for its staff.

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Under the next phase, the company plans to add a new BHS corrugator to replace the existing machine, with plans to complete the installation in the first quarter of 2020.

Dunapack Packaging south regional director Stanislav Razpopov said: “With our unique double-plant setup and with state-of-the-art machinery in place, we will be able to supply our customers with even better high-quality packaging solutions. This keeps us confident to look into a bright future in this vibrant and important market.”

“We will be able to supply our customers with even better high-quality packaging solutions.”

Furthermore, Dunapack expects to achieve 300 million square metres of production capacity annually through the Sfântu Gheorghe plant and the new Bolintin plant in Romania.

The company plans to open the Bolintin plant this year.

Dunapack Packaging division currently operates with 20 corrugated plants with operations in ten countries.

In November, Dunapack Packaging signed an agreement with digital printing technology firm Electronics For Imaging (EFI) to optimise corrugated packaging production.