Sunday, July 12, 2020

Smurfit Kappa expands operations with new Bag-in-Box plant

Smurfit Kappa have opened of a new Bag-in-Box plant in Ibi, Spain, meeting a growing demand in the Mediterranean region.

The ultra-modern facility, which has seen an investment of €28 million by the company, boasts itself as one of the world’s leading Bag-in-Box plants, integrating the production of taps and bags under one roof.

In addition, it offers a showcase of the world’s newest and some of the best performing features in Bag-in-Box production, while meeting the highest standards of hygiene, safety and quality. The plant’s strongly automated production lines and dedicated team produce millions of taps and bags every month in order to meet growing demand in the region.

The needs of Smurfit Kappa’s customers have been at the centre of the creation of this new facility, and the official inauguration allowed those customers to gain a more in-depth understanding of the process, with the chance to discover the company’s solutions in a showroom, and to upskill in the training centre.

Tony Smurfit, Group President and COO, says, “The opening of this new plant shows how Smurfit Kappa continuously strives to work with our customers to meet their needs. By investing in such an ultra-modern and high-performing facility, we can ensure a promising future for our customers in this growing market. Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this state-of-the-art facility off the ground.”

Pascual Martinez, General Manager, says, “This new plant is a big step up for Bag-in-Box activities both within our company and within the Mediterranean region. It couldn’t have come at a better time, when the demand for top-class Bag-in-Box® packaging products from a reliable partner is getting bigger.”

This is another example of how Smurfit Kappa is set to ‘Open the future’ for its customers. The new strategy focuses on delivering customer growth through insight and innovation. It is brought to life through a dynamic microsite, where a series of films demonstrate how customers across the world have worked in partnership with Smurfit Kappa to create innovative solutions which have driven commercial success. The new microsite can be visited at openthefuture.info, the home for new, shareable content which is updated regularly.

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