Akomex increases capacity for folding cartons in Poland


Packaging producer Akomex is investing in the expansion of the company, with the intention of exporting more to Eu countries and the US in the future.

Polish packaging manufacturer Akomex has increased capacity at its Starogard Gdański plant with the installation of a new printing press and finishing equipment. The company specialises in high-quality folding boxes for the food industry, more and more of which are entering foreign markets. Grzegorz Łajca, president of the group, explains that the investments are to contribute to growth, especially in EU countries and the USA. Exports currently account for more than 40 per cent of Akomex's sales and the company's strategic goal is to increase this share.

Akomex is also eyeing an expansion through non-organic growth. "In our industry, it is rare for a Polish company to acquire a foreign competitor. We did it with the purchase of Plano Pack in Denmark, which we acquired in 2018," Mr Łajca said. Further acquisitions of packaging producers in Poland or abroad are not ruled out.

Akomex is part of the Akomex Group and describes itself as one of the leading packaging producers in Central Europe, specialising in packaging made from cartonboard, solid board and corrugated board, as well as leaflets and labels for the pharmaceutical, food, electronics, technology, personal care and household sectors.

The group produces more than 1.8 billion packaging units annually with 500 employees and operates two production plants in Poland: Drukpak in Aleksandrów Kujawski and Akomex in Starogard Gdański. It also has a converting plant in Denmark, which trades under the name of Plano Pack. For ten years, the group was owned by US investment company Highlander Partners. In 2020, the fund sold its shares to Akomex co-founder Sebastian Sliwa.

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