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fit2size® endless corrugated board will be produced at French DA Alizay factory on a high-performance Universal UniFold 220 line (up to 220 m/min)
“Our fit2size® fanfold sheets will be made of green energy paper from our paper mill located in the same circular economy hub in Alizay,” says Pierre Macharis, CEO of VPK Group.
“We believe that our fanfold solutions will therefore be the greenest packaging solution for e-commerce and logistics, fanfold being by nature a sustainable product, through the elimination of wasted space and void fill in packaging boxes.”
“With the growth in e-commerce and the increasing consumer awareness about oversized boxes and packaging waste, fit2size® meets these requirements,” says Philippe Tran, Managing Director of VPK France.
“Our fanfold range completes our product offering for all e-fulfilment packaging needs. From the application of tear tape for easy opening of packs or double-sided tape for e-commerce returnable boxes. But also producing automated bottom-lid boxes, brand differentiation and packaging personalisation with our HD-flexo and high-quality digital printing techniques are among the possibilities.”
The fanfold corrugated board is fed into customised 3D parcel forming machines – such as those developed by Sparck Technologies, CMC Machinery, Packsize, Panotec or LCR Group – to meet the needs of each order.
The development of fit2size® in Alizay meets European demands for fanfold – especially in France where supply is limited.
“We are also targeting adjacent countries like the UK and the Benelux region, where VPK has a strong position in corrugated packaging,” Philippe Tran adds. “Our plant in Alizay is perfectly located to export to those countries.
“This investment will definitely strengthen the position of VPK in France and beyond. Fanfold operations are foreseen to start in November this year.”
P.S. On September 23, 2022, VPK Group opened a high-tech corrugated packaging plant in Halden (Norway), focused on the Scandinavian and Western European markets.
The equipment park includes an MHI corrugator, Mitsubishi, Bobst and Göpfert processing lines, a fully automated and integrated warehouse with storage capacity of 16,000 pallets, and five automated cranes.