Umka Cardboard Mill
Production: White-lined chipboard based on recycled paper (GD2, GD3 and GT2 quality)
Umka Cardboard Mill was established in 1939. Today, this factory is proud to be one of the leaders in production of this type of cardboard in Southeastern Europe.
The production process is mostly automated and meets the highest European standards of cardboard production. Umka is certified for FSC, ISEGA, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2008, and is in the process of obtaining OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.
Since the privatization in 2004, when Umka became part of KappaStar Ltd Group, more than 40 million euros have been invested in the Mill. The production capacity has more than doubled and it currently amounts to 105,000 t per year. Umka exports over 80% of its production to over 30 European countries. The most important export markets are Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Austria, Bulgaria and Slovenia.
Umka’s cardboard is widely used in the manufacturing of cardboard packaging for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, chemical, tobacco, textile, and automotive industries, as well as for spare parts production within the machine industry. It is also used for lamination in the manufacture of transport packaging.
There are plans for further investments with the aim of further increasing production capacity and product quality.