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Vienna, Austria, 2020/09/02 - Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has successfully completed the installation of major new equipment at its corrugated box production plant in Szczecin, Poland to meet growing e-commerce demand - Mondigroup.com.
• New machinery to expand packaging portfolio and improve production processes;
• Strengthens Mondi's position as preferred e-commerce packaging supplier to growing European markets.
The installation of the new machinery also marks further progress in Mondi’s ambition to further digitalise its business by using more advanced analytics and automation to better serve its customers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions.
"This investment in our Szczecin plant has strengthened our e-commerce packaging approach. With our expanded range of sustainable solutions, like our award winning SizeMeMailer and Envelope Mailer, and greater production capacity, our customers will enjoy more packaging options and faster deliveries. In parallel, the arrival of these new machines will result in reducing our energy consumption as we focus on limiting our carbon footprint in order to contribute to a better world."
Armand Schoonbrood, COO, Mondi Corrugated Solutions
The new equipment includes a five-colour Bobst Masterline 2.1 HD and a Robot MUK, which will produce sustainable packaging solutions for the growing e-commerce market in north-eastern Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Both machines will be equipped with automatic palletisers, run at faster speeds to increase production capacity and ensure high quality printing. Mondi's award winning 100% recyclable SizeMeMailer and Envelope Mailer alongside other packaging solutions will be produced from this site.
Mondi’s expanded range of e-commerce packaging solutions follows the ‘3-e approach’ of being more efficient, economic and easy. Not only do they maximise convenience and the customer experience, they can also reduce the costs of logistics and contribute to greater sustainability by reducing product and material waste.
ScanStar 2019 award winner for reducing environmental footprint for online shopping
• 100% recyclable made from sustainably-sourced corrugated material;
• Less raw materials used to make the product;
• More cost effective for e-retailers with lower overall packaging costs;
• Adjusts to three different height levels depending on the product to be inserted in the packaging;
• E-retailers spend less on transport/ shipping costs as it takes up less spaceTamper resistant due to its integrated side walls so e-retailers spend less on damage/ potential theft.
The unique rigid construction of the corrugated board EnvelopeMailer is made entirely from renewable resources. A hybrid between a standard mailer and a box, it can be shipped flat, elevated or box-shaped and snugly holds products up to 7cm tall in place for extra protection. As it adjusts to the product, without the use of size adjusting via crease lines, it also reduces the number of different packaging types in the fulfilment process. It further eliminates the need for polyethylene bubble wrap and fillers used to cushion small and mid-sized, lightweight, pressure and shock sensitive items during transportation, especially of smaller consumer electronics.
• Recyclable and biodegradable made 100% from renewable resources;
• Reduces unnecessary transport volumes to lower transport emission impact;
• Saves packaging filler and cushioning material with increased product protection.
About Mondi Corrugated Solutions
Mondi Corrugated Solutions, a segment of the business unit Mondi Corrugated Packaging, is a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in Europe, with strong focus on Central and South-East Europe. In 2020 the business won three WorldStar awards, in 2019 the business won seven WorldStar Awards for innovation, to add to five won in 2018, more than any other company worldwide. Through a network of 16 plants Mondi Corrugated Packaging provides innovative design and state-of-the-art printing and gluing technology. The packaging types range from standard transit cases and heavy duty containers to upscale consumer displays. They are applied as shelf- or retail-ready solutions, transport cases or large containers when shipping FMCG's, perishables, industrial and dangerous goods as well as other products.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, contributing to a better world by making innovative packaging and paper solutions that are sustainable by design. Our business is fully integrated across the value chain from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is at the centre of our strategy and intrinsic in the way we do business. We lead the industry with our customer- centric approach, EcoSolutions, where we ask the right questions to find the most sustainable solution. In 2019, Mondi had revenues of €7.27 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.66 billion.
Mondi has a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange (MNDI), and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited (MNP). Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.