Investment volume in three-digit million range realistic
Based on a successful preliminary assessment, the LEIPA Group predicts investment in a significant expansion of containerboard production capacities. The company's headquarters in Schwedt are being examined as the location for the expansion.
A possible start of operations is planned for as early as the 2016 financial year.
"Investing in a further containerboard machine is one of the possible options for further expanding the market position we already have in the field of packaging paper. LEIPA has been extremely successful with the global marketing strategy for its products, meaning we now have the necessary foundations to invest in additional production capacities," says Peter Probst, managing director LEIPA Holding.
The LEIPA Group is ready to make an amount in the three-digit million range available for its corporate development. The target capacity of the planned machine is approximately 290,000 tonnes per year. The envisaged production programme covers corrugating medium and testliner – white and/or brown – in the substance range of 80 to 140 g/m2. Such a machine would complement existing production opportunities in Schwedt, where 120 to 200 g/m2 of coated and uncoated white top testliners are currently produced.
The LEIPA Group currently produces approximately 900,000 tonnes of graphic paper and packaging paper per year at its Schwedt and Schrobenhausen locations. In MAD and LEIPA Logistik, the Group has a recycling specialist and a logistics service provider respectively.
Today, MAD already supplies LEIPA with a high proportion of the waste paper it uses. It does so primarily via its own locations as well as purchasing centres and collection points in the East German states and neighbouring (Eastern European) countries. The necessary investment security for a project of this volume comes only from the additional quantities, generable from this network, of the ever scarcer woodfree grades of waste paper.
26 February 2015