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Saica Group Starts Production at Its New Corrugated Packaging Plant in Ohio

Saica - Hamilton, Ohio corruaged packaging plant Saica's newly-built 360,000 square-foot facility includes manufacturing, converting and production areas, along with a warehouse and office space.

April 13, 2022 - Saica Group has started its production of corrugated packaging in its new plant in Hamilton, Ohio. The Hamilton facility is Saica's first U.S. corrugated plant — a newly-built 360,000 square-foot facility that includes manufacturing, converting and production areas, along with a warehouse and office space.

This announcement comes as the company installed a state-of-the art corrugator. The plant will have a production capacity over 1,500 MSF/year of corrugated board.

Along with the corrugator, the plant also has a 4-color 50x110" folder gluer, which allowed Saica to deliver its first orders late last year. With the finalization of the installation of a 4-color Rotary Die Cutter and a Vega specialty gluer, Saica will be able to operate at its full capacity.

"We are very excited with this new milestone," said Akin Burak Onder, General Manager in the U.S. "We have invested in the technology, equipment and people needed to bring performance packaging solutions to this market."

Phase 2

As part of a second phase of the project, Saica is already working to improve and expand the Hamilton facility. With the addition of two converting machines, a 4-color 36'' Bobst Flexo Folder Gluer and a 2-color 66'' Bobst Rotary Die Cutter, the company will increase its production capacity.

Civil works for this stage are scheduled to start in the coming months with the objective of having both machines in operation in the second half of 2023.

Second Plant Planned for Midwest

Saica said it will also be announcing a second plant location — most likely in Ohio or Indiana — in the coming months. This is part of a previously-announced $800 million investment the company plans for the U.S. market, growing through strategic acquisitions or new plant construction during the next five years, as part of its global strategy. Saica's investment will also bring approximately 500 jobs to the market.

Saica Group is a leading producer of recycled brown and white linerboard and corrugating medium, along with corrugated packaging, in Europe. With over 10,000 employees, Saica Group has locations in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United States. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Saica Group

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