May 25, 2022 - Smurfit Kappa has announced the construction of a new packaging plant in Morocco — its first corrugated plant in the country. Located in Rabat and covering an area of 25,000 m2, it will enable Smurfit Kappa to supply innovative and sustainable packaging solutions quickly and efficiently to its local customer base.
Construction of the state-of-the-art new plant began this week when the first stone of the foundations was laid at an official ceremony.
"We are very proud to announce the construction of this advanced new facility, the first of its kind owned by the company in Morocco," said Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe. "It will be located in an area with significant growth potential and create 300 direct and indirect jobs in the region.
Smurfit Kappa said the plant will create packaging for sectors including industrial, agriculture, FMCG, automotive, pharma and ceramics and serve both local customers and multinationals based in Morocco. In a market where the demand for corrugated packaging currently exceeds supply, the new plant will play an important and strategic role.
"Our customers will also benefit from our fully integrated and circular business model which will ensure a reliable supply of quality, value-adding and sustainable products," Mayer added.
The new facility is expected to be operational in early 2023.
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, visit: www.smurfitkappa.com.
SOURCE: Smurfit Kappa
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