In cooperation with the Westphalian machine builders HAVER & BOECKER, the HAVER-technology subsidiary NEWTEC BAG PALLETIZING (Illzach, France) and the Dutch partner Ancra (Boxtel) the packaging specialist MSK in Kleve could bring a project for the Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to its successful conclusion. In Geleen, three complete packaging lines were installed in just over eight months. Prior to the installation, four packaging lines which had been in operation for over 40 years, had to be removed. In frame of the SABIC SLPO project, bagging machines, palletizers, stretch hood pallet packaging systems and an automated loading system for truck-trailer for all lines were successfully put into operation, three weeks ahead of schedule.
Around 1,000 people (out of a total of 40,000 employees worldwide) are currently working in the SABIC production plant in Geleen. The factory covers around 40 percent of the area in the industrial park Chemelot. With the seat of the European headquarters and the production plant, the Saudi Arabian group is strongly represented in the province of Limburg.> Sabic (Case Study)