The Belvoir Fruit Farms brand has been making fruit cordials and presses since 1984. With an increased market presence demand has grown significantly. The relocation to a new factory meant the review of the secondary packaging.
Switching from plastic crates to corrugated packaging has a considerable impact on the logistical chain. However, the adjustment is in reality a game changer for producers, offering both logistical and environmental benefits.
In 2021 the turnover of VPK Group reached 1.75 billion euros, an impressive 28% increase compared with previous year. The group’s paper machines recycled 1.4 million tonnes of recovered paper. Due to inflationary pressure, the increase in EBITDA was limited to 7% to reach 212 million euros. Net operating profit remained stable at 88 million euros. 2022 is equally characterised by a significant increase in raw material and energy costs.
VPK Group launches the conversion of the DA Alizay industrial site, located in the Normandy region, into a hub for sustainable development in the circular economy. VPK Group announces to carry out the rebuilding of the paper machine with Valmet Oyj.
The official opening of the new VPK plant took place on June 17, 2021 in Brzeg. After almost a year of construction the 22.000 square meters production facility has now been completed, and includes a range of state-of-the-art packaging converting machines for a greater production capacity.