Van Genechten Packaging (VGP) has commissioned its second packaging plant in Komárom, Hungary. The plant will start up production as early as in April, the company stated.
Frank Ohle, CEO of Van Genechten Packaging, commented: "I am delighted to welcome VG Komárom II to the VGP family and just as delighted that we have been able to go from taking a decision to starting production in just 14 months."
VG Komárom II, a sister to VGP's original plant, consists of a 10,000 m² production building, offices and warehousing for raw materials and finished goods. VGP did not indicate the new plant's capacity or packaging product range.
Once fully operational, VG Komárom II will create more than 100 jobs. Zsolt Horvath, Plant Manager VG Komárom I, will also be the manager of the second plant. With this plant, VGP is reacting to increasingly growing demand for sustainable and recyclable packaging materials and for alternatives to plastic packaging.
Van Genechten Packaging, with headquarters in Turnhout, Belgium, says it is Europe's largest independent folding carton company with ten converting plants and one extrusion site in seven countries. The company employs more than 1,500 people and generates annual sales of €350m. The company's portfolio comprises packaging for fast-moving consumer goods, printed folding cartons, offset laminated corrugated board, POS displays and a wide range of other packaging solutions.