Global packaging and paper producer Mondi has opened expanded heavy-duty corrugated plant, Mondi Simet, near Pozna, Poland.
The expanded corrugated facility features 2.8m Fosber corrugator with three single facers and speeds up to 400m per minute.
The corrugators are designed to produce up to seven-layer corrugated board at a flute range from E to ACA to the converting equipment, which was also expanded.
With new equipment, Mondi Simet covers the value chain from corrugated board production and converting into boxes in-house for a wide range of heavy-duty, big-box, shelf-ready packaging and e-commerce applications.
Mondi Corrugated Packaging COO Armand Schoonbrood said: “Mondi Corrugated already enjoys a strong position in Poland with five plants in Szczecin, Bystrzyca Kłodzka, Dorohusk, Mszczonów and Świecie, but we needed a major hub to service the Greater Poland region and beyond.
“To address the growing needs of the Polish corrugated market, we installed the market’s most innovative corrugator, which helped quadruple Mondi Simet’s production capacity.”
The firm’s extended portfolio also includes mono and multi material constructive packaging, Octabins for bulk packaging and large volume corrugated containers, including pak-(k)it and stac-pac pallet boxes, the firm earlier said.
Mondi Europe product innovation manager Jan Blankiewicz said: “We use eye-tracking solutions to identify how consumers’ eyes move across the shelves and create heat maps to find the ideal combination of shelf position and packaging design.
“We also utilise synergies in primary and secondary packaging alignment. Additionally, we offer display solutions that tap into the potential of secondary packaging solutions for targeted promotions.”
The expansion project also involved installation of a new Rotary Die Cutter (RDC) and a case maker to enhance technical capabilities at the facility.
Mondi Simet plant managing director Krzysztof Jakubowski said: “The expansion of Mondi Simet represents one of the biggest capital expenditure in the history of Mondi Corrugated Packaging.”
Jakubowski noted that the firm is planning to make further investment to bring the plant’s annual output capacity to 180-200 million square meters by 2020.