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Südpack has opened a new production site in Erolzheim, Germany, following a €40 million investment.
The newly built complex, which covers around ten hectares, includes a two-story production and warehouse building, a high-bay warehouse, and an office building. Approximately 100 employees will work at the new site.
With the completion of the project, following two years of construction work, the German packaging company says that it will be able to more efficiently supply customers around the world.
“With the commissioning of our logistic centre in Erolzheim, we have been able to consolidate our various warehouses in one location, which not only improves the efficiency of the production and delivery chain, but also significantly eases the workload of our main plant in Ochsenhausen,” said Südpack CEO, Erik Bouts.
Südpack added that the site location benefits from good transportation links, meaning that deliveries get to customers sooner.
As part of its commitment to a circular economy, film manufacturer Südpack also says that it has implemented a reusable material concept in Erolzheim.
In this process, edge strips and other cutting waste are systematically separated, collected and subsequently recycled through regranulation in Südpack’s plant in Schwendi. The resulting product is then used to produce new, high-performance films.
“We view these film scraps as a valuable resource that should not be wasted. That is why we recycle all of our industrial waste and can consequently close our internal loops,” said Bouts.
Earlier this year, Südpack broke ground on an expansion project for the production plant at its site in Klobuck, Poland.
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