New technology for the most demanding customers
In 2014 GRAFOBAL, joint stock company, Skalica achieved sales of own goods and services of over 53.5 million Euros with an average of 716 employees. At the same time, it supplied nearly 26 thousand tons of paper and cardboard products, which is about 2,360 trucks worth.
Most of last year's production, 88.23 percent overall of this Skalica company, was formed from packaging from folding and corrugated cardboard printed with offset technology.
During 2014, Grafobal’s share of export revenues increased to a total of nearly 70 percent compared to the level of 65 percent in 2013. The largest portion of this, up to 21.48 percent, already traditionally consisted of products for the Czech market. At the same time, it also showed that the strategy of building up foreign production capacities and opening new subsidiary factories in the places of Grafobal largest market outlets to be a prudent one. All four foreign Grafobal subsidiaries achieved growth in sales last year. The highest among them, 23 percent, was recorded by Grafobal DON in Russia at a historically high sales volume of over 1.5 billion rubles.
Grafobal will continue to introduce cutting-edge technologies in 2015. It plans to make investments of over 7,000,000 Euros including a new 9-color printing machine, which will be unique in its configuration and dispersion and UV coating technology. The cutting edge technical and production parameters of the equipment, meeting the strictest environmental criteria, further strengthen the ability of Grafobalu to customize production even for the largest and most demanding customers on a European and global scale.
In addition to the most modern production technology, the prestige of the products of Grafobal is also guaranteed by the tradition (already 110 years of uninterrupted production) and the artisanal fortitude of the printers and packaging specialists.
This resulted in the recent granting of already the eighth highest possible award for packaging in the world at the WorldStar Award for Packaging (as the sole representative from Slovakia) for the Mistral Grand Selection tea case.