Bagfactory, the largest producer of eco-friendly, non-woven and paper bags in the Baltic States has upgraded its production facilities with new generation automated gearless flexographic printing machine. The upgrade means that the factory will now be able to work more efficiently and produce higher quality non-woven reusable and paper bags.
“The latest equipment we’ve acquired represents the most advanced technology available in the paper and non-woven bag industry. The equipment is valued at over EUR 1 million. Compared to Bagfactory’s older equipment, the new equipment will produce bags 3 times faster. It is also worth mentioning that the changes in the plant will further improve the quality of the bags we produce,” says Marius Rumbinas, co-founder and chairman of the board at Bagfactory.
The new equipment was purchased as part of the project “Digitisation Solutions for Modernising the Production Processes of Shopping Bags” (BF GODIGITAL). The project was financed by European Union Structural Funds, the budget of the Republic of Lithuania and Bagfactory.
M. Rumbinas says that the upgrade came at the most opportune moment. As of 3 July this year, a ban on manufacturers placing certain single-use plastic products on the market came into force in the European Union. Among the banned products are single-use bags made of aerobically transparent plastics. As a result of these changes, according to Mr Rumbinas, business interest in Bagfactory’s eco-friendly, reusable bags has increased even more, not only in Lithuania, but also in the EU.
Bagfactory estimates that it has produced 10 million eco-friendly bags in 2019. In 2020, the number has reached 35 million. The 35 million mark is forecast to be crossed this year. Bagfactory produces bags for customers such as Lidl, Euronics, Coca-Cola and Shell. It is also used by major German, Dutch and Scandinavian retailers.