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"Future Energy Plant" - The project for a sustainable future

Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf sets new standards in the paper industry with the successful commissioning of the energy plants
After an ambitious construction phase of almost two years, the new energy plants at the Nettingsdorf site were successfully commissioned in June 2020. This marks the end of the largest project in the history of Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf, with an investment sum of around 134 million euros. The new facilities, which will enable the paper mill to further optimise energy use at the site, are a major contribution to increasing the sustainability and efficiency of the leading producer of corrugated base paper.

"Small suppliers will disappear from the market" - Machineseeker Group takes over Werktuigen.nl

The Machineseeker Group, operator of Maschinensucher.de - Europe's No. 1 online marketplace for used machinery - has taken over Werktuigen.nl, a leading competitor in the Benelux countries, with effect from 1 July 2020. Through this acquisition, the Machineseeker Group has increased the reach of its platforms to seven million buyers of used machinery per month. Potential buyers benefit from an extended range of machines on the various online marketplaces of the Essen-based Internet company.

“Open for Innovation” – Heidelberg drives printing industry’s digital transformation with new Innovation Center

State-of-the-art industry development center opens at Wiesloch-Walldorf site
Focus on industrial digital printing, Smart Print Shop, and digital business models
Open development process adapts dynamically to market requirements
Sites in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Kiel, Ludwigsburg, Weiden, and St. Gallen form European development network with unrivaled industry expertise

€16 million in increased electricity cost forces Lessebo Paper to halt production

The electricity cost for Lessebo Paper has unprecedently increased from €3 million to €19 million per year. The drastically increased electricity price is forcing Lessebo Paper to halt production as of today Wednesday, August 31. A decision for production will henceforth be taken daily depending on the electricity price.

€7M in seed funding for Dutch- Ukraine start-up Cloudprinter.com

Ukrainian-, Dutch-based start-up Cloudprinter.com raises nearly €7M in seed funding to grow its global print API platform.

Cloudprinter.com, the Ukrainian and Dutch-based global print API platform raised nearly €7M in a funding round led by Capital Mills and with participation from Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM) and a Dutch family office. This round follows Cloudprinter.com’s early 2019 €3M pre-seed round and brings the total funding of the company to near €10M.

100 years of Klingele: Employees propose donation projects worth 50,000 euros

100 years of helping each other - KLINGELE - Tempo Technik Teamwork
The Klingele Paper & Packaging Group, headquartered in Remshalden near Stuttgart, launched the "100 Years For Each Other" fundraising campaign in its anniversary year 2020 and donated a total of around 50,000 euros to individuals and projects in Germany, the Netherlands, mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.

19 new apprentices at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

On August 1, 2019, nineteen new apprentices were warmly welcomed to Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. Five paper technologists, three industrial mechanics, three electronics technicians, one cutting machine operator, four machine and plant operators, one IT specialist and two industrial clerks began their careers at the mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg.

2019 financial year: slight increase despite headwind

- In the 2019 fiscal year, the HERMA Group will invest around one percent and increased its sales to EUR 364.4 million.
- For 2020 HERMA is planning a "sporting" increase of five percent, but sees major uncertainties due to incalculable trade and global political risks.
- New coating plant is about to start operations - and creates valuable capacity in the high-turnover business with adhesive materials.

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