Mondi to Open Its First Paper Bag Production Plant in Colombia, South America
The new facility will be Mondi's first operation in South America and will start producing its range of high performing industrial paper bags in January 2021.
Dec. 1, 2020 - Mondi today announced that it will open a new facility in Cartagena, Colombia (South America) for the production of paper bags.
The new facility will be Mondi's first operation in South America and will start producing its range of high performing paper bags in January 2021.
"Our global network already includes 39 plants across 22 countries," said Claudio Fedalto, Chief Operating Officer Paper Bags, for Mondi. "We are excited to be expanding our footprint to Colombia, helping us to provide innovative, sustainable and customer-focused paper packaging solutions to customers in South America who share our commitment to quality."
Mondi noted that South America is home to more than 250 cement plants requiring up to two billion cement bags per year. Cartagena is a strong location for the new plant, set up in a free-trade zone with good access to ports in Panama, the east coast of the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and other Caribbean ports.
Mondi Cartagena's customers in the chemical, food and cement industries will benefit from a broad portfolio of paper bags, optimized on-site to meet individual customer requirements, Mondi added.
The plant is set up to start with one production line with a capacity of approximately 50 million bags per year and offer a number of local employment opportunities in the Cartagena area.
About Mondi Paper Bags
Mondi Paper Bags, a business segment of Mondi Group, is the leading international producer of industrial paper bags selling more than 5 billion bags per year.
Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, offering innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. The company is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain. To learn more please visit: www.mondigroup.com.
SOURCE: Mondi plc