Our Packaging Onda plant has recently put into operation a new photovoltaic system for self-consumption with a power of 800 kW.

 

The project has consisted in designing the optimal size of a photovoltaic system for the plant’s own consumption, after analysing the current electricity consumption and return on investment (ROI) and considering the price forecasts for the coming years.

In this regard, we expect the new system to generate significant energy consumption and financial savings, of up to 1,100 MWh and €200,000 per year, respectively. We have also estimated that it will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 190 tonnes, based on the current electricity production mix in mainland Spain.

With this new investment, the La Plana Group reaffirms its commitment in recent years to making investments aimed at innovation and sustainable development, standing as one of the pioneering companies in its sector within this field.

The La Plana Group has just signed an agreement for the purchase of the Kento Hybrid®, the first and only machine in the world capable of hybrid printing on corrugated cardboard, which is expected to be installed and brought into operation during the second quarter of this year at the group’s Packaging Onda plant.

 

The Kento Hybrid®, manufactured by Kento Digital Printing, brings together inkjet digital and high-quality flexographic printing, combining the advantages of analogue and digital in a single production line. This is the world’s first and only hybrid machine with single-pass printing technology, specially designed for the corrugated cardboard packaging industry.

 

With this important acquisition, which constitutes a milestone in the digital transformation of the corrugated cardboard packaging sector, the La Plana Group is positioning itself as a world leader, with the most versatile and comprehensive printing portfolio on the market, enhancing and extending its existing digital printing capacity and offering all types of customer new opportunities for large-scale customised projects and creative initiatives.

With the aim of promoting the company’s commitment to leading the design and manufacture of the sustainable packaging of the future, the La Plana Group has opened its new centre of innovation, with more than 500 m2 dedicated to the development of innovative packaging solutions and point-of-sale displays.

 

Located at its Onda packaging plant, and based on a co-creation model with its clients, these facilities will be the epicentre of new innovation projects with an on-the-ground work approach. InnLab will cover activities for design, training, materials testing and new prototypes aimed at generating innovative solutions for the needs of industries including food and drink, ceramics, agriculture, consumer goods, the automotive industry and e-commerce.

 

All this will be possible thanks to the cutting-edge technology that the space will incorporate: from 3D design software for the creation of designs on-site, to machinery for testing the resistance, composition and characteristics of materials in terms of sustainability and environmental impact.

 

The centre will also include training spaces that can be used by its clients, as well as areas displaying the different formats of the solutions manufactured by the group.

We wait for you in our Valladolid showroom to know the advantages of digital printing applied to wine packaging.

 

November 19th, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Hotel AF Pesquera Peñafiel.

In Grupo La Plana we have made variable data printing a reality, thanks to digital printing, we can now print each box with its own code of bars, so that we facilitate the logistic process of the packer, without adding labels or additional printing, you can control the warehouse, traceability and movement of goods.

Grupo La Plana has participated in the #ForumVLCTech, on industry 4.0 and digital transformation. Our Director of Information Systems, Pilar Raro, has debated with Alejando Moner of OMROM contributing our vision of end customer for new technologies focused on the help of operators and decision making; as well as change management and technological strategy for the coming years.

We started a new production center in Onda (Castellón) fulfilling satisfactorily the deadlines.

 

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The new facilities allow us to position ourselves as the most prepared business group in the market, thanks to our commitment to innovation, sustainability, the latest technological advances and digital printing. We offer the maximum customization to achieve experiential packaging that adds value to the product.

With the introduction of the Nozomi C18000, the company reinforces its commitment to the development of on-demand orders and just-in-time services

 

GRUPO LA PLANA BETS TO INNOVATE IN PERSONALIZED DIGITAL PRINTING AND SERVICES UNDER DEMAND TO REDUCE THE STOCK OF PACKAGING IN THE INDUSTRY
The company has invested more than 25 million euros in its plants, with a current production of 2 million boxes per day

 

Castellón, March 6, 2019.-Delivering any type of corrugated cardboard packaging “wherever the customer needs it and when they need it” is Grupo La Plana’s commitment to consolidate its leading position in the corrugated cardboard market, which has resulted in the installation of the new digital printing technology Nozomi C18000 at its plant in Onda (Castellón), as it has advanced today the CEO of the Group, Juan Ignacio Piquer.

 

The CEO of the Group explained that the natural evolution of the company is aimed at offering its customers “greater personalization of their products and flexibility to respond to consumer trends”. Therefore, we not only manufacture our own cardboard according to the needs of the customer, but we can design, manufacture and deliver any type of cardboard packaging just-in-time, reducing the production costs and packaging stock of any industry .Juan Ignacio Piquer explained that Grupo La Plana has opted for the new printing technology of EFI, Californian Silicon Valley company that leads the transformation of the generation of images from analog to digital systems, which allows testing and prototypes fast, as well as personalized campaigns with a digital technology of direct industrial printing on cardboard, simplifying the production process and reducing time and costs.

 

In fact, the new printing center is already operating since last February and its versatility has been contrasted to provide more agile and creative solutions to the packaging supply chain. The 1.8-meter-wide printer prints up to 75 linear meters per minute, or up to 10,000 890 × 890-mm plates per hour. In addition, the Nozomi C18000 works with six colors (CMYK, orange and violet) and offers sharp grayscale images that compete with high quality offset and flexo processes.

 

For Juan Ignacio Piquer, the implantation of this innovative process of digital printing allows to take the creativity of the designer to the packaging, thanks to the quality of the resulting images and the possibilities of photographic printing.

 

Permanent investment

 

In this aspect, the CEO of the Group has emphasized the pioneering character and its determined and firm commitment to technological innovation, which has materialized this past year in consolidating its presence in the Mediterranean Arc, as well as in central and northern Spain .

 

In total, the firm has invested more than 25 million euros in the expansion of its production centers, which will increase production by 50% and incorporate the latest technology from the sector in its facilities. In 2018, the company recorded a turnover of € 109 million, which resulted in the manufacture of 2 million boxes per day.

 

“We are aware that our product is integrated into the distribution chain of our customers”, so we can not limit ourselves to selling them as mere suppliers, but we collaborate in the solution of needs for new products and services, as explained by Piquer , who has apostilled that “we are always willing to investigate and collaborate closely with them in concrete actions”, with the presence of our technicians in the same packaging facilities to adapt the product and be more efficient.

 

Thus, the implantation of the Nozomi C18000 printing center represents a clear commitment to digital technology to expand the business, converting packaging into a marketing tool that provides solutions to the market with new sales arguments, such as personalization, so that the products of our clients always travel in first class, in the words of Juan Ignacio Piquer, general director of the La Plana Group.

 

For his part, the vice president and general manager of Industrial Printing of EFI, José Luis Ramón Moreno, has been “excited to undertake this trip” with Grupo La Plana as a perfect example of the strong commitment towards quality, sustainability and social responsibility The company demonstrates its commitment to direct digital printing technology on cardboard in one step.

News published in ValenciaPlaza on Cartonajes La Plana. CASTELLÓN.

 

Cartonajes la Plana continues its growth. In the last registered accounts, those of 2017, which have just been published in the Official Gazette of the Mercantile Registry, the company based in Betxí exceeds 100 million billing, something that had not been achieved so far. And, in the absence of 2018 figures, for which the company’s forecasts were not bad, these records may have been small.

 

The almost 103 million turnover of the company in 2017 represents a growth for Cartonajes la Plana of 9.65% compared to 2016. This is practically identical for the group’s parent, Amisar, which also marks the turnover, according to the consolidated balance sheet of 2017. The matrix of the Castellón group also integrates 100% of the capital of the companies of Valencia Cartón and Envases Cartón, Encarsa, (based in Onda) and 75% of Unigraf Anoia.

 

In 2017, the company directed by Juan Ignacio Piquer obtained 3 million euros of benefits, which led directly to voluntary reserves, while the parent company achieved consolidated profits of almost 1.8 million euros. These are not bad figures for a conglomerate that employs more than 450 people in its four production plants: Betxí, Onda, Cenicero (La Rioja) and Igualada (Barcelona).
Precisely, the company is in the process to expand its production center of Onda. After beginning the works last year, Grupo la Plana is currently duplicating its plant in the Colomer polygon of that town. With this, the factory will add 30,000 square meters that will allow it to increase by 50% the productive capacity of the group in the province, given that the Betxí plant has the same manufacturing space. This will mean an investment of almost 30 million euros to materialize a new plant that intends to have available next spring.

 

Diversification

 

With the extension of Onda, Cartonajes la Plana will be able to continue supplying in the best way the tile industry, its main client. But it´s not the only one. The crisis unleashed in 2008, which especially affected the main industry of the province, meant that the group had to diversify its client base, betting on the agricultural sector, and within it the wine industry, as well as other industrial sectors.

 

From its four cardboard production plants, the group distributes its products through 13 assembly plants spread across the Iberian Peninsula, which serves the agricultural industry.

 

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We started a new production center in Onda (Castellón) fulfilling satisfactorily the deadlines.

 

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The new facilities allow us to position ourselves as the most prepared business group in the market, thanks to our commitment to innovation, sustainability, the latest technological advances and digital printing. We offer the maximum customization to achieve experiential packaging that adds value to the product.