Hamburger Hungaria Ltd. as Member of the Austrian Family owned Prinzhorn Group and within part of Hamburger Containerboard Division is a leading brown containerboard paper manufacturer in Europe, producing on its 2 paper machines in Dunaújváros annually 700 000 tons of advanced recycled containerboard paper to exceed customer expectations. This accounts for 80 % of all paper grades produced in Hungary and a significant part of this quantity (80 %) is exported to Central, Eastern and Southern European market.
The specialties of the company are the light weight AustroLiner and AustroWelle, due to the start-up in 2009 of the high capacity, world class paper machine (PM7) next to its already existing paper machine (PM3) with the investment of about 280 million EUR.
The waste paper based production prevents the Hungarian society of transporting recovered paper to waste disposal sites; on the contrary, the paper mill produces a higher added-value product by recycling, so Hamburger Hungaria can be regarded as the most significant unit of environmental protection in Hungary.
A modern, environmental friendly power plant with investment of 150 million Euros started its operation in 2016 to fully and continuously meet the energy demand of the paper mill and simultaneously to utilize the paper production by-products in form of energy.
The Prinzhorn Group invested close to EUR 500 million in Dunaújváros in 2007-2017 to own an up-to-date, technology leader paper mill. By today, the Dunaújváros site has become one of the most successful units of the Prinzhorn Group.
The three Hungarian companies of the Prinzhorn Group set out to implement a unique environmental-friendly and energy efficient industrial and business cycle.
The fully integrated process begins with collecting paper and other waste by Duparec – representing the Recycling Division of the Prinzhorn Group –, then the Dunaújváros facility of Hamburger Hungaria recovers the collected waste and produces corrugated base paper of excellent quality, from which Dunapack produces first class packaging materials. The three companies’ activities complement each other, and create a circular economic model that is sustainable in the long run as well. The production process starting with the recovery of waste paper ends up in the production of modern packaging materials.