German flexible packaging producer Südpack Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG has inaugurated a new production plant in Kłobuck, Poland, at the site of a company it acquired in 2015.
Ochsenhausen, Germany-based Südpack bought Polish packaging and flexographic print specialist Bahpol Sp. z.o.o. just over a year ago. Since then, it has added 20 staff to the 100 already employed at the Kłobuck facility.
The new investment (for an undisclosed amount) has included construction of a new building with an area of about 1,000 square meters, located in the immediate vicinity of the main site. This “offers ample space for additional production,” said Südpack. It is currently bringing on line several new machines for printing, laminating and roll cutting.
The inauguration of the new production hall was attended by Johannes Remmele, managing partner of the Südpack Group, Jerzy Zakrzewksi, mayor of Kłobuck, and Henryk Kiepura, district administrator.
“After just a year, with its particular expertise in the field of flexographic printing and finishing for films, Südpack Kłobuck has become an important pillar of our business, as reflected in the rapid, double-digit increase in turnover,” said Remmele.
“We still have big plans here: The East European market is very important for Südpack, and with Kłobuck as a base it's one we can serve quickly and locally. Accordingly, we will continue to invest in expanding our production capacities. The new production plant marks an important first step.”
Südpack Group has 1,200 employees at 35 sales offices and production sites in Germany, France, Poland and Switzerland. The group said it generated more than 350 million euros in sales in 2015.