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SIG invests €12m in new pilot plant for Europe tech centre

September 19, 2021
Chemical Value Chain

Aseptic carton packaging manufacturer SIG has announced it is investing €12 million in a new pilot plant, which will be part of the company’s new Tech Center Europe.

The new centre will be located close to SIG’s packaging plant in Linnich, Germany.

The pilot plant will offer modern extrusion and finishing technology, advanced quality measurement systems and testing equipment. The facility will significantly amplify production processability, system validation and future digital technology capacities.

The Tech Center Europe will speed up new product and packaging developments, enhance SIG’s sustainable packaging solutions and support customers with finalised product launches. It will also serve as a showcase plant and location for project meetings with customers and stakeholders.

Marcel Schopen, department manager test field, prototype & pilot plant at SIG, said: “Our new Tech Center Europe will make us even faster and more efficient in bringing new products and packaging solutions to market. It will help our customers to keep one step ahead of trends and changing consumer demands.”

He continued: “In the pilot plant and test field of our tech centre we support all processes from start to finish, including sleeve production, filling products and pallet packing”.

The pilot plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.

Back in April, SIG announced that it would invest around €40 million to construct a new production plant in Queretaro, Mexico.

By Lauren Ford


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