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Prinzhorn Group plans to build second containerboard machine in Spremberg

13 Oct 2016 − 

Hamburger Rieger, a Prinzhorn Holding company, has started the approval procedure for a second containerboard machine at its site in Spremberg, Germany. However, final decision on the future home for the new containerboard machine is still pending, Hamburger explains.

Prinzhorn Group's containerboard subsidiary Hamburger Containerboard plans to expand paper manufacturing capacities and has applied for a new permission to set up a second containerboard machine at the Hamburger Rieger mill in Spremberg, Germany. The current permission is expiring in January 2017, the Prinzhorn Holding said in a press release on 12 October.

According to the press release, the new paper machine will have a width of 7,90m and is designed for annual production capacity of 493,000 t of containerboard. The €370m investment will create 200 new jobs. The new permission is expected to be granted in January 2017.

Hamburger Containerboard had announced its intention to add a new containerboard machine to its existing capacities already in April last year but the decision on the implementation of the project had been postponed on different occasions. Potential sites considered to house the new PM were Spremberg and Dentas, Turkey.

In an interview with EUWID this morning, a spokesperson for Hamburger explained that the announcement by the Prinzhorn Group on the approval procedure was correct, but that no decision has been taken yet on the future home for the new containerboard machine. Hamburger was running the necessary approval procedures both in Germany and Turkey in order to have all permissions ready once the final decision on the investment project is made, the spokesperson said.

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