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PAPACKS GIGAFACTORY 1
Topping-out ceremony at the Erfurt Cross

A symbol in the history of sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging "Made in Arnstadt"
Baum donation from the city of Arnstadt, from left to right: Valentina Kerst (State Secretary for Economy and Digital Society), Frank Spilling (Mayor of the City of Arnstadt), Tahsin Dag (Founder & CEO), Werner Sempell (Investor PAPACKS), Petra Enders (District Administrator of the Ilm District)
Baum donation from the city of Arnstadt, from left to right: Valentina Kerst (State Secretary for Economy and Digital Society), Frank Spilling (Mayor of the City of Arnstadt), Tahsin Dag (Founder & CEO), Werner Sempell (Investor PAPACKS), Petra Enders (District Administrator of the Ilm District)
Judgment at the GIGAFACTORY
Judgment at the GIGAFACTORY
Tahsin Dag (Founder & CEO) Handover of Mini GIGAFACTORY to Valentina Kerst State Secretary
Tahsin Dag (Founder & CEO) Handover of Mini GIGAFACTORY to Valentina Kerst State Secretary

On Friday afternoon, PAPACKS sets an example and milestone in the history of sustainable packaging. PAPACKS invests over ten million euros in Arnstadt, directly at the Erfurter Kreuz and creates around 20 new jobs in the new PAPACKS GIGAFACTORY 1.

As can be seen as a precaution from the numbering of GIGAFACTORY 1, are already further productions at all logistical intersections in Europe are planned, In 2022, a further production facility will be built on the acquired property in Arnstadt, which has twice the space currently required Production capacity from currently 180 million to 360 million pieces p. A. to expand.

A few weeks ago, PAPACKS invested in a new production facility in Appingedam in the Netherlands, where molded parts are already rolling off the line. Here, high-quality molded paper fiber parts are produced using the thermoforming process.

Tashin Dag, Founder and CEO of PAPACKS announced that "In Arnstadt, Europe's largest production of paper fiber molded parts for certified primary packaging for the food and medical / pharmaceutical industries will be created."

The Member of the Bundestag Tankred Schipanski, Thuringia's State Secretary for Economic Affairs Valentina Kerst, which District Administrator of the Ilm District Petra Enders and the Mayor of Arnstadt, Frank Spilling held greetings.

Kerst called the investment one “Great signal in difficult economic times. Obviously, many companies are bracing themselves against the current corona-related crisis and are investing in the beginning economic recovery ", says Kerst.

But what is particularly pleasing is: "With PAPACKS, an innovative and environmentally friendly technology comes to Thuringia that has considerable growth potential."

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has therefore promised to support the investment within the framework of the possibilities under EU state aid law.

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