Primary plastic packaging manufacturer Sanner has successfully completed the expansion of its German production facility in Bensheim, which involved the installation of 14 injection-moulding machines to increase efficiency.

Completed within a planned schedule, the expansion programme involved an investment of nearly €3m, which also equips the company to face new industry challenges.

The newly installed machines can be easily automatised, supporting the company’s plan to advance its future-oriented production programme at its Bensheim headquarters.

In the next few years, Sanner will continue to expand its portfolio in capsules and desiccant packaging.

Sanner managing director Dirk Mähr said: “Our goal was to further automatise production and consequently increase capacities and efficiency.

“During the modification, we were also able to significantly reduce energy consumption in production in line with the Sanner sustainability concept.”

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"Our goal was to further automatise production and consequently increase capacities and efficiency."

As part of its sustainability initiatives, the company renewed its supplies of cooling water, compressed air and raw materials, as well as installed new cranes.

Sanner employees will also receive improved working conditions with easier workflows under the new lighting and reduced noise level standards.

Established in 1894, Sanner specialises in the development of high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products.

With nearly 500 employees located across its production sites, the company produces approximately two billion plastic parts annually for standard and customised packaging solutions.

Image: The 14 new injection-moulding machines at Sanner’s Bensheim production facility. Photo: courtesy of Sanner.