12 November 2018

Lucart inaugurates the plant in Nyergesújfalu

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The Lucart plant in Nyergesújfalu, Hungary, was opened in the presence of a large audience on 19th September. Attending the event together with the Lucart workers were Italian Ambassador to Hungary, Massimo Rustico, the Secretary of State in Hungary, Pál Völner and the Mayor of Nyergesújfalu, Magdolna Mihelik.
The new plant, with an investment of over 19 million euros, will give a strong boost to the economic development of the area by serving the CEE market across Europe.

After acquiring Bokk Paper Kft. in 2016 and renaming it Lucart Kft., the Group worked on integrating the new Hungarian branch into the Lucart sales and marketing strategy. Shortly afterwards, Lucart acquired an area in Nyergesújfalu, which covers an area of over 50,000 square metres, in which the company has just completed a new converting plant of about 12,000 square metres. The new industrial area and buildings were built by the Hungarian company Kész in a record time of just eight months. The plant, with a total investment of over 19 million euros, is dedicated to converting jumbo rolls from Lucart mills in Italy and France and local producers into finished products such as toilet paper, industrialwipers, medical sheets and handtowels for the Away fromHome and Consumer markets.

Lucart Kft currently employs 70 people, with prospects for future hiring linked to the company's increased turnover.

Also, the company has just obtained EU Ecolabel certification. During the ceremony, the President of the Hungarian EU Ecolabel Committee, Robert Barta Géza, presented the certificate to Lucart. Like in Italy in 1998, when Lucart was the first company to obtain the EU Ecolabel (EU Ecolabel), in 2018 Lucart Kft. will be the first company to produce EU Ecolabel certified tissue products in Hungary. In addition to EU Ecolabel certification, the plant can produce FSC® and PEFCTM certified products that guarantee the origin of raw materials from forests managed in line with strict sustainability criteria from recycled or controlled sources.
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