Newspapers in paper wraps
Ouest-France, the largest regional newspaper publisher in France, has purchased two new packaging lines from Buhrs in Zaandam. These Buhrs 3000 systems are used for packaging newspapers in paper wraps. “With this investment, Ouest-France is the first newspaper company to package its products in paper and not foil for shipping," says Buhrs managing director Dick Verheij. "Ouest-France is one of the first companies in France to follow this new environmental measure and thus send a signal to other shippers."
Eric Kalter has joined Buhrs as a service manager. Eric heads the team of the Techical Service & Parts business unit and is committed with his team to further improve the service level and to take customer satisfaction to an higher level. This applies to the contacts from the helpdesk in Zaandam and also to the service and maintenance work on location at customers all over the world where Buhrs systems are operational.
Five new Buhrs 6000 systems
BD myShopi, market leader in door-to-door communication in Belgium, recently moved into a new warehouse in Bornem. In this new central logistics hub of 16,000 square meters Buhrs has installed five new packaging lines. Every week these Buhrs 6000 systems pack advertising brochures and leaflets, which are distributed over 4.5 million mailboxes throughout Belgium. The new Buhrs machines can wrap the retail brochures in both paper or foil. ‘Here in Belgium we see a clear trend towards the preference for packaging in paper wrap’, said CEO Raf Lambrix.
GT proof packaging
GT (Greta Thunberg) proof packaging is new standard in France. It stands for packaging in TUV certified Biowrap plastic or in paper. France, being the biggest market in Europe for publication wrapping, has moved away from using normal PE or PP. Publishers are choosing between Biowrap or paper, also newspapers are going that direction. We have to realize that this is a big commitment from their side in direction of a more sustainable world, both wrapping materials are far more expensive than standard PE, depending on size, print and thickness this varies between 3 to 5 times the original cost.
More information: Dick Verheij | +31 6 39 77 56 53