New high performance automatic production line for corrugated cardboard transformation

Gharb Papier et Carton (GPC)
Kenitra, Morocco
Acquisition of a corrugated cardboard transformation line
Investment Size
€ 3,723,700
Financial results
Return on investment : 6.67 years
Energy savings
1888 MWh/year
CO2 savings
564.7 t eq CO2 per year
Energy consumption reduction, Reliability, Reduce carbon footprint

Acquisition of a corrugated cardboard transformation line

Founded in 1992, Gharb Papier et Carton (GPC) is a Moroccan company specializing in the production of paper and cardboard packaging. GPC offers a wide range of products for the agricultural and industrial sectors (automotive, agri-food, textile, appliances, etc.). In 2017, GPC established a cardboard production unit in the Atlantic Free Zone of Kenitra, specializing in the manufacturing of corrugated cardboard packaging using cover papers and corrugated supports made from recycled paper produced in its own paper production unit in the same city.

In order to optimize the efficiency of its resource consumption, particularly in terms of thermal and electrical energy, and to increase the productivity of its workshop, GPC decided to invest in a new automated corrugated cardboard processing line with an annual capacity of 12,000 tons and sought the assistance of the Green Economy Financing Facility II (GEFFII) to access financing and technical support.

The new production line combines four operations into a single process: cutting, printing, folding, and gluing, thus offering a wide range of single, double, and triple corrugated boxes to meet the packaging market’s requirements. This line is equipped with advanced features such as bottom printing with automatic Anilox change and easy access for plate changes. Additionally, it is equipped with a local control panel featuring touch screens that enables management of different printing groups and the saving of specific profiles.


Thanks to technical assistance and GEFF II funding, GPC was able to generate a total energy saving of 35% and reduce its CO2 emissions by 27%.

Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Morocco is a green economy financing program, implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will provide financing to Moroccan private enterprises through local financial institution partners. Supported by the European Union (EU), the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It will enable local companies to invest in green technologies, reduce their costs through climate adaptation measures, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.