The Prinzhorn Group has invested around 300 million euros in its three business units: Hamburger Containerboard, Hamburger Recycling and Dunapack Packaging (see photo). Hamburger Containerboard is expanding its power plant in Spremberg, Germany to include a second combustion line. The project will replace externally produced lignite steam and will be an important step towards energy self-sufficiency. Hamburger Containerboard is also replacing its high-pressure natural gas boilers in Pitten, Austria with two natural gas turbines including heat recovery boilers. As a result, power generation based on environmentally friendly technology will reduce the CO2 footprint, allowing the mill to become independent of any external power supply. Dunapack Packaging completed the acquisition of the corrugated board packaging factory Scatoloficio La Veggialocated in Roteglia, Italy. The factory has a production capacity of 200 million m² per year with around 140 employees. Finally, Hamburger Recycling signed a contract to acquire the Italian recycling company Eurocart, in collaboration with its subsidiary Berica Recuperi. The recovered paper specialist located in Vicenza has three logistical facilities, 130 employees and the capacity to collect and process 239,000 tons of paper annually for recycling and other secondary raw materials. Eurocart will continue its business under its current name. The latest acquisition will bring Hamburger Recycling’s recovered paper capacity to 2.1 million tonnes per year, with 39 sites in 13 countries. Prinzhorn achieved an annual turnover of €2.9 billion in 2022.
Published on 28/09/2023