Last year, Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, announced that it would expand its existing plant in Ansbach, Southern Germany, to become the largest heavy-duty corrugated cardboard plant in Europe. The “Ansbach 2020” project, an investment worth €30 million, is in its final stages of completion and is meeting its customers' needs with innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
- €30 million investment expands product portfolio and improves processes
- Successful installation of state of the art machinery for optimised operations
- Broader range of corrugated solutions for more specialised and sustainable customer uses
The plant successfully installed state of the art machinery, including a new corrugator, die-cutting-machine, inline-machine, paper storage, shipping facility, waste processing facility and intralogistics system. The investment is strengthening the plants position as the go-to-expert for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions in the region. Furthermore, the updated machinery results in less energy consumption and reduces the carbon footprint of the plant.
“With this investment we have been able to broaden our sector expertise offering to include not only the automotive sectors but also expand into the the construction supply, sports and leisure industry, delivering quality sustainable packaging goods,” says Markus Skiba, Managing Director, Mondi Wellpappe Ansbach.
The improvements delivered by this investment include:
- Increased production capacity, leading to shorter delivery times to customers
- Broader range of corrugated solutions for more specialised customer uses
- Enhanced product quality
The investment also includes a Customer Innovation Centre, which will offer facilities for workshops, product development, optimisation and product presentations.This hub will lead to further innovation and testing of packaging solutions to reduce their enviornmental impact and will mark the project completion in 2021.
Mondi Wellpappe Ansbach is the home of award-winning packaging solutions. In 2020, the plant developed two ScanStar award-winning transportation packaging solutions for Volvo. The team works closely with its automotive industry customers to create value-added corrugated solutions that protect heavy-duty goods such as brake boosters and headlamps, while improving processes and logistics. The ScanStar jury especially highlighted the factors cost-effectiveness, sustainability, stability and improvement in work ergonomics.
About Mondi Corrugated Solutions
Mondi Corrugated Solutions, a segment of the business unit Mondi Corrugated Packaging, is a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. In 2020 the business won three WorldStar awards, in 2019 the business won seven WorldStar Awards for innovation, to add to five won in 2018, more than any other company worldwide. Through a network of 16 plants Mondi Corrugated Packaging provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.
Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.