The Cluj based Rondocarton company, a corrugated cardboard producer and member of the Austrian Rondo Ganahl, announced that this year its Cluj facility would operate at a capacity inferior to its standards, until the gaining of new customers. According to the information provided by the company’s representatives, the annual production of the Cluj factory amounted to 30,000 tons, while for this year a 24,000 ton output is expected.
Rondocarton fired last year 20 employees, so the Company currently employs at Cluj 159 persons, compared to 179 in 2008. The total number of Rondo Ganahl employees in Romania is of 223 people.
Last year Rondo Ganahl completed an euro 38 million investment in its second carton plant in Romania, based in Targoviste. The company’s representatives estimate that the new production center in Targoviste will generate in the first operation year an euro 12 million turnover. The investment made in the new facility, built on an area of approximately 18,000 square meters from a total surface of 120,000 square meters, will be recovered over a period of five years.
Rondocarton company invested approximately euro 4 million in 2006 in order to increase its Cluj factory production capacity by 7%. Until now, total investments in the Cluj factory amounted to approximately euro 20 million.