Progroup and Krystals create packaging park in Ellesmere port


Packaging companies Progroup, based in Landau, Germany, and Krystals Premier Packaging, Lincoln, UK, will invest £20m (€22m) in the creation of a packaging park at Progroup sheetfeeding site in Ellesmere Port.

The packaging park is being constructed over a total area of around 16,000 m² and will be completed in the second half of 2020, writes Progroup. It will combine Progroup corrugated board plant with the Krystal’s specialist packaging production.

Krystals will build a new production site which will be linked to Progroup’s operation via a conveyor bridge for the corrugated board. IT systems will also be interconnected. This will significantly increase flexibility and efficiency in the production processes, writes Progroup.  In addition, the two cooperation partners are consistently implementing their sustainability strategy by using technology that conserves resources and reducing CO2 emissions.

«Carefully coordinated technical equipment and tried-and-tested warehousing and logistics management deliver maximum reliability of supply. We can handle urgent needs at short notice more easily and with a quicker response through flexible interaction. Thanks to our cooperation with Progroup, we will be able to strengthen Ellesmere Port as an important production site. Our head office will remain in Lincoln» says Arron Shingdia, Managing Director of Krystals.