Shaping the World of Cartons

Sustainable performance in the lead of the packaging industry

Shaping the World of Cartons

The preferred partner of successful customers

Shaping the World of Cartons

Excellent industrial production and an increasingly global presence

With a production volume of over 60 billion folding cartons each year and with more than 1,500 customers, we hold a leading position in the global packaging market. Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, the packaging division of the Mayr-Melnhof Group, is not just market leader in Europe but also one of the world's largest producers of folding cartons.

We deliver outstanding performance in all common preprint, print and finishing technologies, successfully concentrating on a material that provides convincing sustainability. Our focus is on the long term. Our worldwide network of currently 45 locations is growing in parallel with the global interests of our customers.


MMP at FACHPACK 2018, Nuremberg

Come and visit us at FACHPACK 2018 from September 25th - 27th 2018

Booth in Hall 7A - 416, Messezentrum Nuremberg

Opening hours:

09.00 am to 06.00 pm (25. and 26.09.)

09.00 am to 05.00 pm (27.09.)

We look forward to meeting you there!

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Packaging made of Cartonboard – The Natural Choice MM Packaging supports "Day of Packaging 2018"

Packaging made of cartonboard is characterised by particularly high resource efficiency. MM Packaging offers the most sustainable packaging solutions, both in a technical product sense and in an economic and ecological sense. For the fourth time, the "Day of Packaging" takes place around 7 June 2018 with the aim of anchoring the topic of packaging more firmly in the public eye and to raise awareness of the services provided by the packaging industry. The Mayr-Melnhof Group supports this initiative of the Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut (dvi) (German packaging institution) since the beginning.

Cartonboard – packaging material of the future

The current social debate proves that cartonboard is the packaging material of the future: Consumers place social and ecological effects increasingly at the heart of their purchasing decision. The political sphere responds: With the "Plastics Strategy", the EU Commission issued clear guidelines for reducing plastic waste and increasing the percentage of recycled material at the beginning of this year. The ecological advantages of cartonboard are obvious. Cartonboard is a natural, fiber-based material made from the renewable raw material wood, which exemplifies the principles of a functioning circular economy: 

  • Renewable due to the use of the organic, renewable resource wood from sustainable forestry: Certifications for fibrous materials from responsibly managed forests are standard in the cartonboard industry.
  • Climate-friendly, as forests represent a significant carbon sink and carbon remains bound in the cartonboard. Cartonboard production consumes less energy than many other packaging materials. Packaging made of cartonboard therefore has absolutely low CO2 values within the supply chain. 
  • Recyclable, as cartonboard can be recycled several times. Cartonboard is born again and again. Cartonboard has the highest recycling rate of all packaging materials and forms the basis for the production of the most environmentally friendly packaging material – recycled cartonboard. Each cellulose fiber can be recycled up to seven times.
  • Compostable/biodegradable, since cartonboard degrades without harming the environment.

Improved product perception at the point of sale

Packaging plays a key role in the customer's shopping experience: 70 % of all purchasing decisions are made directly at the point of sale. According to a study by the business consultancy PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), almost every third consumer would refrain from buying a product because it is not sustainably packed or over-packed. The trend points clearly towards cartonboard: While plastics are used especially in low-price segments, cartonboard is increasingly being used in high-end segments. Cartonboard packaging is perceived as high quality, individual brand and product messages can be ideally communicated by excellent printing.

Conclusion: Packaging solutions made of cartonboard are positive for the environment, increase the sustainable image of a product and can ultimately contribute to the company's success. It is important to package intelligently and use materials that are sustainable whenever possible. Cartonboard is the natural choice! 

Acquisition in Poland

With the acquisition of a packaging site for cosmetic and personal care products in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in October 2017, MM Packaging continued to expand its portfolio in the high-grade product segment. The folding carton company most recently generated annual sales of around EUR 16 million and produces packages for cosmetic and personal care products.

The aim is to generate new growth and value creation potential through integration and productivity increase with now four packaging sites in Poland. 

MMP at Luxepack 2017

MMP once again attended this premier show for creative and innovative packaging in Monaco, bringing together industry key players in High-end Packaging.  

Cartonboard – Renewable Resource

Cost-effective and
ecologically sustainable

In addition to its product-related and commercial advantages, cartonboard is also unbeatable in ecological terms. It is the packaging material with the smallest CO2 footprint.

Cartonboard is a product made from renewable, recyclable materials. The use of wood from sustainable forestry is climate-neutral. Cartonboard production is extremely energy-efficient and is making increasing use of renewable sources of energy. A major proportion of cartonboard is manufactured from recovered paper and can also be composted.

As industry leader it is also important for us to set market standards for the sustainable and responsible use of resources. We target our investment activities towards increasing our productivity and making the most efficient use of the materials we process. Furthermore, we place great emphasis on independent checks on the procurement of raw materials and on the verifiable conformity of the manufactured product with international environmental and social standards.

Facts and Figures

A strong international partner

45 production locations
 in 18 countries
 in Europe, the Middle
East, North Africa,
 Latin America
 and Asia

Around 8.000 employees

Sales of 1,65 Mrd. € (2018)

Over 800,000 tons
of recycling and virgin
fiber-based cartonboard
each year

Our Values

Passionate performance
and responsibility

More than 1,500 customers around the world value Mayr-Melnhof Packaging as an efficient manufacturer, reliable service provider and creative development partner. We think ahead of the market and offer an unrivaled broad portfolio of products and maximum production efficiency.

When we talk of quality and costs, we mean added value for our customers. In order to deliver our value proposition on a permanent basis, we repeatedly submit our technical capacities and our standards of service to rigorous testing. We constantly reinvest our knowledge and experience in optimizing and developing innovative solutions.

As an employer, we acknowledge our social responsibility. As a user of natural resources deploying state-of-the-art technologies, conducting business sustainably is second nature to us.

MMP Worldwide

Growth at a global level

Our global presence, from Latin America and Europe to Asia, has been built up systematically in parallel with the international development of our customers' markets. Targeted investment in high-performance technology and product optimisation enable us to master all the long-term challenges of international competition.

 As a producer and service provider, globally consistent performance in accordance with the same standards of excellence is our top priority.

Sales (Mio.€) Expansion

A multi-national team of experts support our key accounts in a close network of specialized business units that make use of sophisticated supply chain management and innovation tools.

Corporate-wide knowledge transfer and obligatory best practices help to combine our services in a seamless and cost-efficient manner, from the initial idea for a product and optimum manufacturing process to precision logistics.

The Mayr-Melnhof Group

Convincing in every respect

The Mayr-Melnhof Group is the world's largest manufacturer of coated recycling cartonboard with a significant position in virgin fiber-based cartonboard and Europe's leading producer of folding cartons with a growing presence outside of Europe. The company was founded over 100 years ago. Mayr-Melnhof has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1994. Today, the group employs around 10,500 people and generates sale of over EUR 2,6 billion.

The core areas of the Mayr-Melnhof Group are managed in two operational divisions: Mayr-Melnhof Karton and Mayr-Melnhof Packaging. Mayr-Melnhof Karton has manufacturing facilities at seven European locations with an annual capacity of approximately 1.7 million tons producing a wide portfolio of high-quality recycling cartonboard qualities and an attractive range of virgin fiber-based cartonboard.

People at MM Packaging

Global diversity and efficient communication

Some 8,000 people around the world ensure that Mayr-Melnhof Packaging meets its promises in terms of performance and quality. We speak many languages and unite a broad cultural spectrum. Our commitment to competence leadership in sustainability is what drives our corporate culture.

We are united by an advanced network of expertise. The systematic transfer of knowledge and short decision paths are part of the foundations of our organisation and our approach to work. This enables us to safeguard maximum flexibility and rapid implementation.