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Stories from Cartonboard

As part of the Macedonian Paper Mills ‘MELima mas’ CSR programme, visual artist Manolis Charos held an exhibition titled ‘Stories from cartonboard - Aesop’s Fables’ at Casa Bianca - Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery, from 15 May to 15 July 2017, curated by art historians Giannis Bolis and Domna Gounari. Having researched and studied depictions of the fables in numerous illustrated manuscripts and publications, the artist presented two- and three-dimensional cartonboard compositions as part of a unified setting with animals as the main characters that acquire voices and human characteristics, thus charting a multi-dimensional inner world of emotions. More than 1,000 students took part in the educational activities staged around the exhibition, since the primary goal of the show was to inform the children and increase awareness of the importance of recycling, as well as to stimulate their imagination and creativity. In addition, the artist designed a large tracing on cartonboard especially for the presentation so that the young visitors could help complete the work and experience the joy of play and creative expression as they took part in an imaginative artistic ‘game’.As part of the Macedonian Paper Mills ‘MELima mas’ CSR programme, visual artist Manolis Charos held an exhibition titled ‘Stories from cartonboard - Aesop’s Fables’ at Casa Bianca - Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery, from 15 May to 15 July 2017, curated by art historians Giannis Bolis and Domna Gounari. Having researched and studied depictions of the fables in numerous illustrated manuscripts and publications, the artist presented two- and three-dimensional cartonboard compositions as part of a unified setting with animals as the main characters that acquire voices and human characteristics, thus charting a multi-dimensional inner world of emotions. More than 1,000 students took part in the educational activities staged around the exhibition, since the primary goal of the show was to inform the children and increase awareness of the importance of recycling, as well as to stimulate their imagination and creativity. In addition, the artist designed a large tracing on cartonboard especially for the presentation so that the young visitors could help complete the work and experience the joy of play and creative expression as they took part in an imaginative artistic ‘game’.

 

50th anniversary event held at TCH

Macedonian Paper Mills SSA (MEL) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding with a special event held 6 November 2017 at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

Guests at this warm and emotion-filled evening had a chance to review some of the highlights of the 50-year history of the company, emphasising its creative present and dynamic future, while also enjoying a presentation of actions carried out under the Corporate Social Responsibility programme titled ‘MELima mas’ (‘our concern’).

The main speakers at the event included Deputy Minister for Environment and Energy Sokratis Famellos, the President of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE), Athanasios Savvakis, and MEL’s CEO, Efthimios Nalmpanis. 

The event was attended by representatives of the government, professional organisations, public sector agencies, consulates, businesses and industries, employees and the media.

The presenter for the evening was renowned actor Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, under the direction of Christos Georgiou.

The event included a performance by jazz and swing singer Penny Baltatzi and her band. 

PAK GROUP celebrates 5-year presence

As the PAK Group's presence in Greece, through its 100% share interest in Macedonian Paper Mills (MEL), reaches its five-year milestone, it is seeing the only Greek cartonboard manufacturer complete the five-year, €20 million investment plan MEL management originally formulated and PAK approved.

The plan’s key targets initially were:
- To improve the company’s environmental footprint with the construction, installation and operation of a biological water treatment plant with a 17,000 m3 capacity, at a cost of about €2 million.

- To drastically reduce the cost of producing thermal energy by installing a steam generation facility using biomass, with a capacity of 20 MW and a budget of €2.5 million.

- To improve final-product packaging with the purchase of a state-of-the-art MSK packaging line budgeted at €1.2 million; and a number of other interventions over the period 2013-2016 totalling approximately €4 million.

The company’s progress during this period and the results of investments over the four years empowered MEL at a general meeting at the Group’s main offices in Istanbul in September 2016 to pursue and secure the shareholder’s consent for the prompt completion of the investment plan. This called for a disbursement of €11.6 million to be used to modernise the major portion of the cardboard production line aimed at improving quality and primarily at increasing the plant’s production capacity by 20%. The increase is expected to add €15 million to the company’s turnover with numerous beneficial implications for its cost structure.

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