On 3 October 2008 Mondi will inaugurate a new bag converting plant in Belgium. The plant in Tubize with its long tradition of bag production, which goes back to 1928, was closed and production moved 30 kilometres to Mondi Brussels South in Gislenghien, a site well equipped for the future. Between August 2007 and September 2008, the new premises were constructed and machinery was set up. The last production line was transferred and installed on 22 September 2008, and the official opening of the plant will be celebrated on 3 October 2008.
In planning and constructing this new plant, special attention was paid to the selection of state-of-the-art materials and the use of resource-efficient building equipment. The installation of heat recuperation systems, rain water buffers, light sensors and fast closing doors to keep the environmental impact to a minimum reflects Mondi’s commitment to sustainability every step of the way. Furthermore, the layout of the modern 20,500 m2 building facilitates the implementation of an improved and lean work flow and optimal compliance with Mondi’s safety standards for employees. The clean and well structured warehouses for finished goods and raw material ensure the best possible storage conditions. While housing three bag lines with inline printing and one pre-printer, the plant still provides space for expansion.