It Schur is!
Schur Pack Germany is building Europe's most modern folding box plant.
March 24, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
Schur Pack Germany is currently building Europe’s most modern high-tech folding box facility and is massively investing in a new location.
A 28,000-square-meter (301,390-square-foot) plant is presently being constructed, the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in Europe to date. Thanks to this investment of almost €70 million euros (~ CDN $95.8 million), Schur is extending its competitive edge and set a clear example for folding boxes “Made in Germany”.
The new facility and the associated massive investments in the new plant at the future Business Park A24 location, has the purpose of providing a positive and, most importantly, sustainable corporate development for Schur Pack Germany within Europe.
With the decision for a new company location and the corresponding enormous investment volume in new buildings and machines, the packaging specialist also sends out a clear signal for the production and business location Germany.
“The outstanding efficiency and the new quality standards that are offered by our plant are simply unique. Most notably, for our customers this means: outstanding quality, highest hygiene standards and shortest delivery times. With this, we come even closer to our customers,” says Schur Pack Germany managing director Klaus Madsen.
Schur Pack Germany has been very well received at the new Business Park A24 location. The cooperation with the local communities and the responsible authorities and institutes, which work in a highly structured and professional manner, is very much appreciated by Schur. The assistance offered by all of them and the rapid response times are important prerequisites for the success of the whole project.
Customers and Markets in Focus
To satisfy the growing customer requirements regarding quality and reduced delivery times, a majority of the entire investment goes into new production equipment. “Our new plant has the highest possible degree of automation available on the market. We are particularly proud of our fully-automated high-bay warehouse,” says Schur Pack Germany plant manager Andreas Lührs.
Due to the high investments in state-of-the-art printing and processing machines, the packaging specialist Schur is also extending its portfolio of products. Apart from the printing quality, which is once again increased, innovative finishing technology, like hot and cold foil is now also available for the customers.
In addition to this, AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicles) ensure efficient flow and production processes. “We completely utilize the possibilities offered by cutting edge intra logistics in the new plant and guarantee optimized work processes for our customers to realize shortest delivery times,” explains Schur Pack Germany operations manager Jan Bollweg, noting that many of the complex intra logistics challenges are solved in cooperation with the affiliated company Schur Packaging Systems AB in Sweden.
The new high-tech plant also sets entirely new standards with regard to energy efficiency. Here, the complete construction is supplied entirely with regenerative sources of energy and no fossil fuels are required in the entire building.
About Schur Pack
Schur is an international team of 15 companies that offers packaging, packaging machines, packaging systems and know-how. Worldwide, Schur employs more than 800 employees in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Benelux, Poland, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.
The company, which is of Danish origin, can look back at a history of almost 169 years and has been managed by the Schur family since the beginning.
Schur Pack Germany, with its current headquarters in Büchen (Germany) is one of the market leaders for high quality folding boxes of cardboard packaging.
Company information is available at www.schur.com.