Smurfit Kappa to Invest $36 Million in Expansion of Paper Sack Production in South America
As part of the investment, a new cutting-edge Windmöller production line that will increase the company's sack production by 100 million additional units per year.
Feb. 20, 2020 - Smurfit Kappa has announced its strategy to expand its paper sack business in the Americas in a $36 million investment.
As part of the investment, a new cutting-edge Windmöller production line that will increase the company's sack production by 100 million additional units per year will begin operating in 2021 in Palmira, Colombia. A similar project at Smurfit Kappa's paper sack plant in the Dominican Republic was recently successfully undertaken.
An extensive upgrade to the paper machine that produces the sack paper will also be made. The investment will increase the speed of the machine and enhance the quality of its multi-sheet paper sacks.
The expansion and upgrade of the sacks business in the region will significantly strengthen Smurfit Kappa's customer offering. The paper sacks are sought after by a wide variety of sectors including construction, industrial, food, and agriculture across Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and the Caribbean.
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Smurfit Kappa is a leading producer of paper-based packaging with around 45,000 employees across 33 countries. To learn more, please visit: www.smurfitkappa.com.
SOURCE: Smurfit Kappa