Groundbreaking for Sustainability and Innovation

TRICOR Constructs State-of-the-Art Plant for Industrial Heavy Corrugated Board in the New Industrial Park Weeze - Goch

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Georg Stadler, Dieter Ströhmann, Peter Baur, Ulrich Knickrehm, Christoph Gerwers, Philipp Kosloh, Klaus Wiblishauser, Georg Feltes, Georg Koenen, Hirofumi Hori, Kyle Baker

February 9, 2024

The TRICOR Group, a specialist in industrial packaging solutions, is building the most modern and sustainable plant for heavy corrugated board in the Weeze - Goch region. On February 9, 2024, the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony took place with numerous guests from politics, society, and business. During the ceremony, wishes for the future of the plant and collaborative efforts were visualized on a large corrugated board, highlighting the importance of the investment by the partners of the Weeze municipality, the city of Goch, and the TRICOR Group. With an investment of 170 million euros, this project is not only a significant milestone for TRICOR Group's growth strategy but also of great importance for the economic development of the region.

Sustainability and Innovation for a Pleasant Working Environment

The plant, built to the highest energy efficiency standards (KFW40), will employ more than 200 people in the future. To meet the energy needs of the machinery as well as to minimize heating in winter and cooling in summer, it will be equipped with a photovoltaic system with a capacity of 3.3 megawatts and four cogeneration units. 

"The new plant is not only the most sustainable of its generation, but also offers its employees a highly modern, secure, and pleasant working environment," emphasizes Philipp Kosloh, CEO of the TRICOR Group

The planned product range, including semi-bulk and industrial packaging, as well as the strategic location near the Dutch border, will strengthen TRICOR's position as a leading European provider of industrial packaging.

“Today's groundbreaking marks another important milestone in the company history of the TRICOR Group,” says Klaus Wiblishauser, COO of the TRICOR Group. “The plant is the essence of years of accumulated experience and will set new standards in corrugated board manufacturing and processing at the European level,” Wiblishauser continues. 

“Today's groundbreaking marks another important milestone in the company history of the TRICOR Group,” says Klaus Wiblishauser, COO of the TRICOR Group. “The plant is the essence of years of accumulated experience and will set new standards in corrugated board manufacturing and processing at the European level,” Wiblishauser continues. 

"With the investment volume of 170 million euros, the TRICOR Group is making a significant contribution to strengthening the Goch-Weeze region - we are looking forward to a successful and good partnership," says Georg Koenen, Mayor of the municipality of Weeze.

 

TECHNICAL DATA OF THE PLANT 

The plant will be equipped with state-of-the-art production facilities, fully automated transport systems, innovative high-bay warehouse technology, and process control technology.

Special Features: 

  • World's first use of a 6.5-meter-wide inline machine for processing heavy corrugated board. 
  • Two high-bay warehouses for semi-finished and finished goods ensure optimal utilization of high-performance production facilities. 
  • Fully automated robot lines for manufacturing the product innovations Quick Bin and Quick Box. 
  • Rotary and flatbed die-cutting machines as well as inliners with working widths from 3.2 to 6.5 meters. 

Area & Dimensions:

170,000 m2 (size of approximately 25 soccer fields)

Production Capacity:

140,000 tons of heavy corrugated board per year

Production Speed:

450 m/min

Working Width:

2,80 m

Core Product:

Heavy corrugated board and large packaging for the chemical, food, and automotive industries. Especially the Quickbin and Quickbox products manufactured with robots. 

Start of Production:

Q3/2025

 

About TRICOR 

The TRICOR Group - consisting of Tricor Packaging & Logistics AG and Tricor Packaging Systems GmbH - has been part of the globally operating Rengo/Tri-Wall Group from Japan since 2019. As a specialist in packaging solutions, TRICOR offers industrial customers a wide range of sustainable packaging systems and services. This includes standardized and customized products made of heavy corrugated board. Combining sustainable packaging materials with specialized storage and logistics solutions makes the TRICOR Group a leading European partner for companies in the automotive, chemical, mechanical engineering, and electronics sectors. The company, headquartered in Bad Wörishofen (Bavaria), employs over 2,000 people at 16 locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia. 

 

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