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Contego Packaging invests in new facility

UK-based Contego Packaging, acquired by Platinum Equity in 2011, has invested in a new 6,200 sq m factory in Wolfen, Germany to replace its existing facility.

The new factory enables production and warehousing to be located under one roof and also allows additional capacity for future growth, according to packagingeurope.com.

Alongside the investment, it installed the latest printing and folding technology, including a 4-Color Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing machine fitted with a Cutstar with a new guillotine and outsert line to increase finishing capacity.

Contego Packaging Group CEO Tom Reid said they were delighted that their new Wolfen facility is open up and running on-time and within budget.

"Not only does the layout enable a more efficient workflow, it also means we can continue to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice and allows for planned future growth," Reid said.

The company is a pan-European supplier of quality cartons, leaflets, labels and foil for the pharmaceutical industry, and is continuing its investment program with the opening of a leaflet facility in Germany. It also produces cartons for the food and beverage sectors from two sites in the UK and in Holland.