Progroup’s paper factory PM3 has resumed the production of containerboard

Progroup’s paper factory PM3 has resumed the production of containerboard. As a result of damage in the stock preparation section, the PM3 paper factory in Sandersdorf-Brehna was temporarily shut down this month for a repair to be carried out. “The machine has successfully been started up. We are now working hard to get the capacity back up to the high level of previous months,” says Maximilian Heindl, Chief Development Officer and member of the Board of Progroup. 


Since August 2020, Progroup has been manufacturing containerboard in Sandersdorf-Brehna on one of the world’s most modern and powerful paper machines. In January, PM3 achieved the milestone of 50,000 manufactured tonnes for the first time and was able to beat this plant record again in subsequent months. However, in June the production volume is expected to be 20,000 to 25,000 tonnes lower due to repair work that was urgently needed.

About Progroup

Progroup AG, located in Landau in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is one of the leading manufacturers of containerboard and corrugated board in Europe. Since it was founded in 1991 in Offenbach/Queich, the company has been pursuing a consistent growth strategy which, in addition to technological leadership, is also based on the use of innovative and environmentally friendly production technologies. Progroup operates production sites in six countries in Central Europe. These currently include three paper factories, eleven corrugated sheetfeeder plants, a logistics company and an RDF power station. With 1,455 employees, the company generated sales of around 881 million euros in 2020.