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11.04.2022

New set for food industry from STARK Partner

Plast Box Group extends its offer of food packaging by a set produced by STARK Partner brand, consisting of 750 ml container and tight lid. This new, safe in every respect, packaging has been created for the needs of the broadly understood food industry, including the HORECA sector, processing plants, food manufacturers, catering companies, manufacturers of boxed diets, etc.

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11.04.2022

STARK Partner expands its offer for spring

STARK Partner, a company of Plast Box Group, a manufacturer of plastic packaging, expands its offer with novelties dedicated to the food industry, including the dairy industry. One of them is a lid with a wooden spatula, which is a product response to the EU SUP directive. Another is an ice cream cone lid, with an option to produce it from rPET material containing recyclates.

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1.04.2022

Successful progress of the BRC certification process in the Plast Box Group

Plast-Box S.A. once again confirmed that it applies solutions compliant with the most demanding global quality standards for packaging manufacturers dedicated to the food industry. In March this year, the company completed with recommendation an audit for compliance with the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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29.09.2021

Polypropylene thermoforming from Stark Partner

Stark Partner, a company in the Plast-Box Capital Group, a manufacturer of plastic packaging, has started the process of shifting from polystyrene (PS) to polypropylene (PP) materials in its thermoforming technology.

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18.02.2021

Plast-Box Group with new warehouse and logistics centre

Plast-Box Group, one of the leading manufacturers of plastic packaging in Poland and Europe, has opened a new warehouse and logistics centre near Warsaw, with an area of over 3,800 square metres. It is an excellent logistics offer for customers from central Poland. 

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3.09.2020

Plast-Box Group Increases Its Production Potential

The Plast-Box Group, the producer of plastic packaging, has completed an investment project related to the expansion of its production base in the subsidiary Stark Partner in Urszulin. The investment includes the separation and construction of a new production department with a social and accompanying infrastructure, as well as the equipping of it with a modern thermoforming machine.

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11.06.2019

Stark at the Belagro 2019 trade fair

Stark together with Plast-Box presented its product range at the 29th International Specialised Exhibition BELAGRO 2019, which took place on 4-9 June in Minsk.

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21.12.2018

Stark Partner as part of the Plast-Box Group!

Plast-Box, one of the leading plastic packaging suppliers  in Europe, has acquired 100% of shares in Stark Partner Sp. z o.o., a company that specialises in the production of packaging for the food industry. Stark Partner’s product range extends the Plast-Box Group’s portfolio with innovative products and solutions for the packaging industry. Together with Stark, Plast-Box […]

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11.04.2022

New set for food industry from STARK Partner

Plast Box Group extends its offer of food packaging by a set produced by STARK Partner brand, consisting of 750 ml container and tight lid. This new, safe in every respect, packaging has been created for the needs of the broadly understood food industry, including the HORECA sector, processing plants, food manufacturers, catering companies, manufacturers of boxed diets, etc.

– The food and catering market is constantly evolving. Ready-made meal products are becoming more and more popular, which is undoubtedly influenced by the increasingly fast pace of life in today’s world. Diversified and functional packaging, enabling safe packing and transportation of food, is becoming more and more necessary. In response to market expectations, we have introduced a new set of products, tailored to customer requirements – says Artur R. Skonieczny, Sales Director of the Plast Box Group. – Both producers and customers expect us to ensure safe closing of the packaging, tightness and safety in contact with food. Our new set meets all these conditions, and even offers more benefits, such as better protection of the contents, the option to choose colors, and finally the possibility of recycling – informs Artur R. Skonieczny.

An important feature of the new product is the ability to produce the packaging in different colors. Color coding will make it easier to organize product range and eliminate possible errors, which is particularly important in the supply chain. Quick delivery of ordered food products to recipients is crucial. This option is particularly attractive in view of the catering and boxed diets market, which is currently driving an entire foodservice industry that is feeling the slowdown caused by the effects of the pandemic. The diversity of offerings from companies in this sector is very large, and separate packaging colors for different products is a solution ideally suited to the needs of producers and consumers.

It is also worth remembering about recycling – considering the scale of the food packaging market this is an extremely important issue. The offered set is fully recyclable and reusable.

Products of Plast Box Group comply with the rigorous global quality standards for food packaging, as evidenced by the BRC GS certificate, once again awarded the highest AA rating. Therefore, food industry producers ordering packaging of Plast-Box and STARK Partner brands can be sure to choose the best solution.

11.04.2022

STARK Partner expands its offer for spring

STARK Partner, a company of Plast Box Group, a manufacturer of plastic packaging, expands its offer with novelties dedicated to the food industry, including the dairy industry. One of them is a lid with a wooden spatula, which is a product response to the EU SUP directive. Another is an ice cream cone lid, with an option to produce it from rPET material containing recyclates.

Modernized forms of classic lids are not only a response to new EU regulations. It is also another step in the implementation of Plast Box Group’s environmental policy. The manufacturer added a spoon made of birch wood to the classic lid, drawing inspiration from nature. This element implements the principles of SUP, and at the same time fits in with current trends in design. As a versatile material with excellent properties, wood is widely used in various industries. Now it is gaining importance also in the packaging sector. A spatula made of this material is safe for the user, hygienically seated inside the lid and approved for food contact. Its most important feature is biodegradability. For the consumer, the spoon is an additional asset, making it easier to eat the dessert sold in a cup – without the need to use one’s own cutlery or cutlery from the bulk packaging available in stores.

The second product – a lid for ice cream cones, has a standard size, making it a perfect complement to the paper part of the packaging. It effectively protects the top of the product from damage during transport, storage and keeping in freezers at points of sale. Transparency increases its marketing value – thanks to this the consumer can see the content of the packaging at once. The lid is made of PET film, but it can also be produced from rPET material containing recyclates. It is an eco-friendly alternative to standard plastics, leaving a smaller carbon footprint in nature. It offers wide manufacturing possibilities and is approved for food contact.

These solutions are the result of long-term observations of the market, consumer behavior and analysis of legal regulations. We create our offer with the awareness that the economy needs practical and sustainable solutions at the same time. We are responsible for the entire logistical path of packaging, so in each phase of production we focus on making the most of our capabilities. As a result, we can respond quickly to new requirements and deliver advanced products to our customers on time – says Artur R. Skonieczny, Sales Director at Plast Box Group.

The guarantee of safety of the above-mentioned packaging elements is the recently received by STARK Partner recommendation for BRC certification with the highest score: AA. This proves that the solutions introduced by the company to the market are of the highest quality. The food industry is developing dynamically and poses more and more new challenges for food manufacturers. Plast Box Group, as a partner in business, uses its production potential to take up these challenges on an ongoing basis. As part of its long-term strategy for sustainable development, the Group intends to launch new products that are environmentally friendly.

1.04.2022

Successful progress of the BRC certification process in the Plast Box Group

Plast-Box S.A. once again confirmed that it applies solutions compliant with the most demanding global quality standards for packaging manufacturers dedicated to the food industry. In March this year, the company completed with recommendation an audit for compliance with the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials. Maintained the highest rating of AA means the best out of five possible classifications.

The audit of compliance with the BRC standard took place for the first time in the production plant of Plast Box Group’s subsidiary in Urszulin. As a result STARK Partner sp. z o.o. was recommended to get the certificate with the highest score AA

This is another reason to be proud and confirmation that our priority is the highest care about safety and quality of products offered to our customers – said Artur R. Skonieczny, Commercial Director of Plast Box Group. – We consistently follow the path of quality, improve our management systems in terms of compliance with legal regulations and strict BRC standards. The result is another certification, which allows us to offer our advanced solutions on the global market.

The standards met by Plast Box Group are recognized worldwide and have been approved by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the world leader in food safety certification. In this way, Plast Box Group consolidates and extends its competence in the processing of packaging materials for the food industry. The certification is a guarantee for the contracting parties that both in the processes of production, completion, transport and other logistic operations, Plast Box Group operates on the basis of Polish and European food law and fulfils all its requirements.

Plast Box Group is a leading European supplier of packaging and distribution solutions for goods. The portfolio includes plastic transport and sales packaging, high quality resealable buckets, trays and containers. They are used to store smaller food products (e.g. ice cream, sweets, candy, salads) as well as finished food and semi-finished products delivered on a wholesale basis to restaurants, bakeries, processing plants and the agricultural industry. With its innovative and friendly solutions, Plast Box Group helps its customers to differentiate and individualize on the market. To this end, it addresses economic, environmental and social challenges in its vision of sustainable development.

29.09.2021

Polypropylene thermoforming from Stark Partner

Stark Partner, a company in the Plast-Box Capital Group, a manufacturer of plastic packaging, has started the process of shifting from polystyrene (PS) to polypropylene (PP) materials in its thermoforming technology. It involves the modification of certain product models and new investments needed to comply with the changing regulatory requirements aimed at reducing the environmental impact.

New legal regulations limiting the use and sales of single-use plastic for which alternatives are available favour the implementation of new solutions by Stark Partner, and are in line with the circular-economy strategy being pursued by the Plast-Box Group.

As a result of top-down restrictions on certain categories of single-use products, we receive enquiries from the market about the possibility of implementing new solutions. Many of our clients have big ambitions in terms of effecting a sustainable-development policy. We can help them achieve their goals by providing the appropriate packaging solutions. So, we have already decided to launch the process of moving away from PS, and have started preparations for the first PP projects in the thermoforming process,” says Artur R. Skonieczny, Sales Director of the Plast Box Group.

The programme covers various sizes of packages, from small to large capacities, which are perfect for storing and transporting various kinds of foodstuffs, e.g. ice-cream (artisanal and mass-produced ice-cream, ice-cream roulades, impulse ice-cream), dairy products (e.g. yoghurt, cream, cream cheese, margarine, butter), and fish and fruit preserves (e.g. jams, marmalades and salads).

Stark’s latest initiative is the result of Plast-Box Group’s ongoing commitment to promoting sustainability. The Group is continuously developing innovative packaging which can be fully recycled or reused, optimises every material in the production process, and provides alternatives to problematic plastics.

We are changing the image of packaging to meet the challenges of an evolving world. We are responding to societal expectations, and regulatory and market changes, and are firmly committed to working towards a circular economy. Thanks to the values we have adopted, we are constantly setting new challenges for ourselves and our customers, the aim of which is to use packaging of a more-circular nature,” concludes Artur R. Skonieczny.

18.02.2021

Plast-Box Group with new warehouse and logistics centre

Plast-Box Group, one of the leading manufacturers of plastic packaging in Poland and Europe, has opened a new warehouse and logistics centre near Warsaw, with an area of over 3,800 square metres. It is an excellent logistics offer for customers from central Poland.

The new centre serves as a hub for the Group’s Polish brands – Stark Partner and Plast-Box. It will mainly be responsible for handling deliveries in south-eastern and central Poland. The warehouse is located in Stara Wieś near Nadarzyn, at the intersection of two major thoroughfares in the region – the A2 motorway, connecting eastern and western Poland, and the S8 expressway, connecting Białystok and Warsaw with Łódź and Wrocław, the third and fourth largest cities in Poland respectively.

Due to the rapid development of our companies we were looking not only for a large warehouse and logistics space but also one that we could manage flexibly. We decided to rent a space in the central part of the country because of the convenient location and the possibility to adjust it to the highest standards – states Artur R. Skonieczny, Sales Director of Plast-Box Group.

The modern and larger warehouse space will allow Plast-Box Group to further increase product availability and respond more flexibly to customer calls. The warehouse has a capacity of nearly 4,300 pallet places in high storage racks.

– The Group’s development also requires an appropriate warehouse infrastructure and an efficient distribution network, which will ultimately allow us to quickly reach our customers in the so-called just-in-time mode. The Group’s additional storage space and its logistically attractive location is the key to optimising the supply chain and bringing us closer to our customers – concludes Artur R. Skonieczny.

3.09.2020

Plast-Box Group Increases Its Production Potential

The Plast-Box Group, the producer of plastic packaging, has completed an investment project related to the expansion of its production base in the subsidiary Stark Partner in Urszulin. The investment includes the separation and construction of a new production department with a social and accompanying infrastructure, as well as the equipping of it with a modern thermoforming machine. Thanks to this investment, a significant reorganisation of the technological cycle has been facilitated, which will definitely increase the Company production capacity by at least 50%. This project has seen the Group invest nearly PLN 3.5 million.

“As a result of the expansion, Stark has significantly increased its production potential, which will allow the Company to quickly finalise its plans related to the expansion of its product range”, says Grzegorz Pawlak, CEO of the Plast-Box Group. “The key to success in today’s market is a modern and flexible organisation in which innovation is written in its DNA. Such a Company is precisely what Stark Partner is, with all the advantages necessary to gain new markets with the expansion of the scale of its operations” affirms Mr Pawlak.

The completed investment will increase the flexibility of Stark’s production facility, preparing the implementation of further expansion, and the constant evolution of the brand’s portfolio. Forming on the latest generation thermoforming machine the creation of packaging from small to large dimensions, of various thicknesses, and of repeatable form and high quality. A great advantage is the ability to personalise the pattern to the individual needs of the client, as well as ultra-fast execution of high-volume orders thanks to the efficiency of 1 million pieces per day. The short production cycle and the use of multiple moulds also generate profitability on small-lot orders.

The new thermoforming machine ensures faster prototyping, which significantly speeds up the time-to-market of new packaging. In addition, it gives the freedom to choose the raw materials for forming, and great possibilities to produce various types of packaging, trays, plates, cups, lids, containers, etc., including those requiring very-high quality and dimensional accuracy intended for automatic filling lines. The investment is mainly directed to the food industry, including dairies, meat plants, delicatessen and catering outlets, and other companies in the horeca industry. The thermoforming machine is universal, so it will be perfect for the production of packaging intended for the chemical industry, e.g. industrial chemicals, gardening products.

“The quality of the services provided, the experience and equipment of our production plants, supplemented by the potential of the plant in Urszulin, all create a platform for the effective implementation of even-more complex projects, and providing our clients with flexibility in the fulfilment of orders. By increasing the production potential, we intend to gain market and production strength, enabling us to compete with the global players in this industry”, explains Artur R. Skonieczny, Commercial Director of the Plast-Box Group. “As part of the further dynamic development of the Group, we also want to maintain what has always been our strength: organisational flexibility and the ability to quickly adapt to market needs and to meet the expectations of customers, both those with the requirement for large-scale products and those who place individual orders”, adds Mr Skonieczny.

The purchased thermoforming machine is energy-efficient, and ensures low rates of waste. The eco-efficiency of the device is in line with the Group’s priority business goals in the field of sustainable development.

11.06.2019

Stark at the Belagro 2019 trade fair

Stark together with Plast-Box presented its product range at the 29th International Specialised Exhibition BELAGRO 2019, which took place on 4-9 June in Minsk. The stand was organised by Plast-Box East, a company operating in Belarus.
The international agricultural fair Belagro is the biggest and the most important event in Belarus. The event’s main focus  is on the agri-food industry in the broad sense, covering all its aspects – from cultivation, management, production, packaging to distribution.
The Belagro fair is held every summer and offers visitors a comprehensive overview of the latest innovations and developments in the agricultural industry for both local and foreign producers. It provides the opportunity to establish business contacts with partners from Belarus, Central and Eastern Europe, and the whole world. Every year Belagro becomes one of the main platforms for business negotiations. Participation in this exhibition is an opportunity to find new partners, learn about current trends in the industry, share experiences, and to present ones products and innovations. The current edition of the fair attracted over 500 exhibitors from 29 countries.
At Belagro, Plast-Box together with Stark presented its strengthened production and sales potential. Stark’s product range significantly diversifies the Group’s product portfolio. Plast-Box. Apart from the basic assortment of technologically advanced buckets, the Group presented a wide range of smaller packaging, as well as transporters for the food industry and other utility products sold in retail chains.

We encourage you to watch the report from the fair – an interview with the Sales Director of Plast-Box S.A. Artur R. Skonieczny, given to Belarusian television.

21.12.2018

Stark Partner as part of the Plast-Box Group!

Plast-Box, one of the leading plastic packaging suppliers  in Europe, has acquired 100% of shares in Stark Partner Sp. z o.o., a company that specialises in the production of packaging for the food industry.

Stark Partner’s product range extends the Plast-Box Group’s portfolio with innovative products and solutions for the packaging industry. Together with Stark, Plast-Box offers its customers a diversified product portfolio, introducing to the Group’s product range small packaging for use in the food industry.

The Plast-Box Group, specialising in the production of technologically advanced buckets, is constantly increasing its presence in the developing packaging market. The company’s current market trend accounts for more than 50% of sales in the food industry. The introduction of Stark increases the scope of new competencies in the packaging sector, and provides resources which make it possible to extend the scale and scope of operations in the Plast-Box Group.

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