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  • 09 Aug 2022

Beontag invests 20 million USD in lamination machine

Beontag has invested over 20 million USD dollars in one of the most modern laminating machines

Beontag, a Brazilian expert in graphic materials, self-adhesive labels, smart labels and RFID technology, has invested over 20 million USD dollars in one of the most modern laminating machines, which will allow the company to further expand its global operations more sustainably, with lower losses and energy consumption.

‘In recent years, we have tripled our exports, and Brazil is already, and will increasingly become, our main export platform within the company. The investment made in the new laminating machine is the largest of the group currently and will certainly provide even more robustness to this process, which already represents two-thirds of our revenues today,’ said Ricardo Lobo, CEO of Beontag.

The German-made laminating machine is 82 meters long, has an operating speed of 400m/min and a working width of 1,500mm, which offers a 50 percent increase in production capacity. The machinery was designed to produce various items from the company's portfolio. It features a dual adhesive system capable of producing hotmelt and acrylic products, a state-of-the-art drying system and an inspection system for detecting surface defects.

‘We have been working on this project for approximately five years. Several departments, such as project and process engineering, have been created to support this expansion. We also expanded and qualified areas such as maintenance, utilities, R&D, quality, costs and production. Speaking of numbers, more than 200 direct jobs were created, apart from the indirect ones. Additional new hires are also planned for the coming months,’ commented Guilherme Bruschi, industrial vice president of Beontag.

Beontag, which is among the ten largest companies in the world in the lamination segment, operates with a production capacity of 800 million sqm/year and expects to reach the mark of more than 1 billion sqm with the new global acquisitions.

Today, the holding has more than 13 companies in its portfolio distributed across the American, European and Asian continents. The company’s global portfolio consists of more than 2,000 products manufactured in an industrial park covering more than 68,000 sqm, in more than 12 physical locations spread across three continents, directly generating over 2,000 jobs.

 

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