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Bischof + Klein to invest in facilities in 2016

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Packaging and film manufacturer Bischof + Klein has announced plans to invest more than €43 million in 2016, of which €35 million will be invested in its German plants.

"Bischof + Klein's good year in 2014 has been followed by a good year in 2015," said Dr. Volker Pfennig, member of the Lengerich-based company’s management board. He noted that the occurrence of ‘technical disturbances’ at the production plants of almost all PE granule manufacturers led to significant supply problems at processors throughout Europe. This has led to a considerable loss of confidence in the granule suppliers. In contrast to some other companies, however, B+K was able to constantly maintain production.

"Once again, the wide diversity of Bischof + Klein's products and markets has proved to be an advantage,” said Dr Pfennig.

The company is installing a new extrusion coating line at its headquarters in Lengerich. The clean room production facility's capacity will be more than doubled with an additional extruder. Amongst other plans, extension of the production facility is scheduled at B+K Konzell to be able to accommodate additional conversion lines. B+K Polska will be receiving a further conversion line for the production of industrial sacks. A new extrusion line is planned at B+K France.

Other focuses next year will be sustainability: reducing raw material consumption and energy input, as well as personnel development and training.

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