Grupo Gondi, the Mexican paper and cardboard packaging manufacturer, operates 21 production and converting sites in the country. After 25 months of construction and installation of the Musketeers mill project, Gondi’s 7th paper machine produced its first paper reel this week, at 2pm on January 5th.
During the project it employed up to 2,100 people plus 6,300 indirectly, overcoming obstacles in a COVID restrained driven and atypical year.
To guarantee the estimated production of 400,000 metric tons per year of lightweight, Grupo Gondi has used Voith’s cutting edge technology in production, automation and strict quality control. The company is also certified in different matters such as environmental, quality and security of its product and employees.
“Today Grupo Gondi proudly announces the start-up of its new PM7, the most modern recycled container board mill in Latin America. After reaching stock on wire some days ago we managed to have paper on reel today. This represents a crucial step to the beginning of our productive process. We will continue working to achieve the established goals for what will be the most innovative low basis weight recycled CB mill of Grupo Gondi, Mexico and Latin America” – said Eduardo Posada, Grupo Gondi´s CEO.
With the start-up of this paper mill, the installed capacity of the company will reach a capacity of 1.1 million metric tons of paper production per year, making Gondi not only self-sufficient, but leaders of the industry.