Schoeller Allibert group unveils its new Greenfield factory in Beringen, Belgium and upcoming Innovations
- Plastics packaging
Schoeller Allibert Group continues to grow; it opens a new production plant in Belgium. This new facility with a 6.000m2production hall, will be inaugurated on the 21st of June 2018. It currently produces the Big Box Maximus 1212â and the ClickPallâ but will mainly manufacture new products to be launched in 2019.
While the industry is booming, Schoeller Allibert keeps investing, especially with this brand new modern production site in Beringen, Belgium (located in the North East of Brussels) which will be a model factory for the future facilities of the group. This light-filled factory, with its state-of-theart production hall and spacious outdoor storage spaces, represents a major investment.
The Schoeller Allibert Beringen factory has a 6.000 m2 surface dedicated to production and a 3.500 m2 outdoor storage space. The factory is specialised in the injection moulding of big size returnable plastic crates. It produces approximatively 700 pieces of “big boxes” a day in any color and with customer specific hotstamped print on it. Schoeller Allibert’s most innovative products such as the Magnum Optimum® 595, the new Combo Fructus®, the Maximus® 1212, the Rackpal or the latest bottle crates will be presented in the showroom. Schoeller Allibert chose the site of Beringen (Belgium) for its perfect location, in the Benelux region, right between Germany and France, which are very important markets in terms of sale.
The Greenfield factory was a very special project for the Schoeller Allibert Group, which wanted to have a very modern and different architecture compared to previous plants. Guy Wastiau, a renowned Belgian architect, inspired himself of the work realised in the group’s factories. The shape of the building is very characteristic with round slopes in it which symbolises the flow of plastic in the injection moulding process.
The factory is running 24h a day and 7 days a week with the help of 40 employees on site. This facility will have the largest machines in the Benelux region, it will mainly focus on Schoeller Allibert’s larger products, such as the Big Box Maximus 1212â, designed for, amongst others, the fruit industry, or the plastic ClickPallâ for the petrochemical industry. The Schoeller Allibert Group is also currently developing new products that will be produced in this factory and launched on the market by 2019. Among other things, here a few examples:
a nestable box that can be used for water protection in case of flooding, the water that is the risk is being used to protect
a nestable big box for food and recycling to dramatically reduce the cost for return transports
a plastic palett lthat can easily be repaired in case of damage
The Beringen plant which is to be the model factory for all future plants of the group, is clearly reinforcing the group strategy regarding their development in the Benelux region. The major markets that are currently being served in this area are agriculture, food & food processing, industrial & chemical manufacturing, beverage and pooling. Many sectors with ever higher expectations which will be covered by the growing number of Schoeller Allibert’s plants (Poland in 2016, Belgium in 2018).
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