FOLBB will stop production at the FBB factory in Eerbeek on September 13 to carry out our machine upgrades.
FOLBB has revealed more details about the planned upgrade of the cardboard machine at the Eerbeek plant. The company already announced in May that it would replace the shoe press of the folding box board (FBB) machine in September. The company has now revealed that production of the machine will be halted on September 13 for 25-30 days in order to install a new shoe press and upgrade the infrared installation used to dry the cardboard.
The current section of press equipment has reached the end of its technical life and will be completely replaced by a state-of-the-art shoe press. The investment will provide better performance and increased efficiency for the pressing process, according to FOLBB. At the same time, the infrared burners used to dry the cardboard will be modernized. This saves about 5% on the use of natural gas.
“This is the first step in a multi-year investment process to modernize the factory and make it more sustainable,” says Otto van Beers, Managing Director of Folding Boxboard Eerbeek.
The Eerbeek mill and its German counterpart Baiersbronn form the FOLBB group, which was acquired by funds managed by Oaktree Capital in July 2021. “Our current owner actively supports investments in the modernization and sustainability of our cardboard mill in Eerbeek over the next few years,” says Daniel Wiktorin, CEO of FOLBB Group. “The upgrades and improvements we are announcing today involve an investment of millions. The multi-year investment program includes a series of major investments to be made over the next few years.”