Slovakian Prime Minister Róbert Fico visited the biggest private employer in the region of Lower LiptovPublication Date:
06 July 2017
Mondi SCP welcomed Mr. Fico who visited the pulp and paper mill during his visit to Ružomberok.
Ružomberok, 26 June 2016 – The prime minister of the Slovak Republic Róbert Fico visited the Town of Ružomberok on Monday, 26 June as part of a planned trip to different regions of Slovakia. Included in his official program was a visit to Mondi’s pulp and paper mill, the biggest private employer in the region. The prime minister was welcomed by Bernhard Peschek, Managing Director Mondi SCP and by Miloslav Čurilla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mondi SCP.
During the meeting with representatives of shareholders, Peter Orisich, CEO Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper, and Milan Fiľo, President Ecoinvestment, and other members of the Board of Directors of Mondi SCP, they discussed topics such as the importance of access to wood and finalisation of the D1 highway project. Representatives of Mondi SCP also prepared a short overview of a planned project called ECO plus, which includes construction of a new 300,000 ton per annum Kraft top white machine and related pulp mill upgrades totalling some €310 million EUR (subject to the approval of tax incentives by the European Commission and necessary permits). Mondi SCP has already submitted the necessary applications for all relevant permits.
The second part of the prime minister’s visit included a mill tour, during which he saw PM18, the biggest paper machine, as well as the finishing department. “We are honoured that the prime minister visited our company today. We can see that he is a big supporter of the mill and employment in the region,” said Miloslav Čurilla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mondi SCP.
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Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.
We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.
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About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is part of Mondi Group. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, and Russia Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.
Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.