Burgo Ardennes’ open day on Saturday 22 October was a success: almost 2,000 people took part in the tour of the plant. The event was possible thanks to the active participation of the employees and offered the opportunity to show the industrial reality of the paper mill and highlight the constant commitment and professionalism of the staff.
The open day of the Virton plant is also a happy return: in fact, the event had not taken place for several years and the satisfaction of welcoming visitors back to the paper mill was palpable.
The enthusiastic participation of former employees, residents of the area, and families and friends of the staff met the great involvement of the employees themselves, who brought into play excellent teamwork through the organisation, their presence, and the activities planned during the event.
Accompanied by the employees, the participants were able to enjoy a two-hour guided tour discovering the paper production process in detail, seeing the structures and machinery used in production up close, and meeting the plant management.
Burgo Ardennes open day thus confirmed the Virton plant not only as an important production facility in the area but also as an enriching element for the region and the local community, in a context of growing transparency, collaboration, and sharing.
The Virton plant
Located in the heart of the Gaume, in southeastern Belgium, the Burgo Ardennes plant is one of the main economic players in the region.
The plant consists of two production units: one is dedicated to the production of cellulose and the other to the production of wood-free coated paper, a crucial segment of Burgo Papers' portfolio of fine papers. Every year, Burgo Ardennes produces over 400,000 tons of cellulose and over 380,000 tons of high-end coated paper for the advertising and publishing sectors.