Skip to main content

A string of multi-million investments for Canadian packaging pioneer Kruger

Canada’s Kruger Packaging Group is investing around CA$20 million to modernise its LaSalle and Place Turcot facilities this year. This follows a significant CA$250 million investment in 2016-2017 in the company’s Trois-Rivières facility to convert a newsprint machine for the production of 100% recycled lightweight and high-strength linerboard.

Kruger Packaging Group says it recently installed a new state-of-the-art converting line at the LaSalle packaging plant worth around CA$10 million. The integrated, high-speed production line, which prints, folds and glues corrugated packaging, produces 24 000 boxes per hour – or 400 per minute – thus making it ‘one of the fastest currently on the market’.

Maximising production

The European-made, fully automated machine also features a twin-head strapping machine. The new line, which operates 24/7, accounts for more than one-third of the plant’s production capacity and gives it the new momentum needed to meet growing demand in the eco-friendly packaging sector. The business asserts it is determined to ‘fuel innovation and make history’.

100% recycled containerboard

Meanwhile, Kruger’s Place Turcot facility, which it says was one of the first in North America to manufacture 100% recycled containerboard back in 1961, will be updated to the tune of CA$ 9 million.

New equipment installed at the Montréal plant is expected to reduce its GHG emissions by 15% and cut its water use thanks to these technological improvements.

A big family

Kruger Packaging Group was established back in 1904 and says it is, at its core, a large enterprise with family business values. Since then, it has specialised in the production of various fibre products, including 100% recycled containerboard; corrugated packaging; publication papers; specialty papers; renewable energy; as well as cellulosic biomaterials.

The group operates plants in five cities across Canada and owns additional sites in five different states in the US, and employs a total of 5000 workers.

Would you like to share any interesting developments or article ideas with us? Don't hesitate to contact us.

You might find this interesting too

Ferrous scrap market slumps in the UK
Viridor to end plastic scrap exports

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe now and get a full year for just €136 (normal rate is €170) Subscribe