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Mondi Hungary upgrades paper-bag converting with new €7-million W&H line; plant seeks HAACP certification

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Mondi, a global packaging and paper group, has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper-sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine – a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 – allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually. 

The Mondi Nyíregyháza plant, which employs more than 100 people, serves the Hungarian, Romanian, Austrian and Bulgarian market in many industries and sectors. It produces industrial paper sacks (open-mouth and valve bags) for applications such as cement, building materials, food-feed-seed, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

“Our goal is to serve our customers’ needs with excellence, so we focused on increasing the plant’s quality and hygiene standard to be able to produce high-end and sophisticated paper sacks for food. This investment means we are able to enhance our operational efficiency, as well as offering shorter delivery times to our customers. Our ambition to open this line did not diminish despite the beginning of the health pandemic. Working with revised health and safety measures in place, I am very proud of my team’s determination to execute this project and deliver this complex product portfolio,” says Péter Szabó, MD-Mondi Bags Hungária.

With this €7-million investment, the entire layout and setup of the Nyíregyháza plant was redesigned in four months, including the storage area, printer area, warehouse, and ink kitchen to increase operational efficiency and safety.

The plant is now in the process of seeking the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification by the end of 2020 to serve the food, feed and seed industry with sacks that meet high-quality and hygiene standards.


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