Dec. 19, 2023 - Saica announced that work has begun on the Group's new corrugated board factory in Barcelona, Spain, which will start operating in the spring of 2025. Located in the municipality of Sant Esteve Sesrovires, the plant will combine the operations currently carried out at Saica Pack El Prat and Saica Pack Barcelona. The new project involves an investment of more than 100 million euros and aims to increase the current joint production of the two factories by up to 45%.
The new factory will be equipped with the latest technology, seamlessly combining flexography and offset processes.
This investment will allow us to have the latest digital technology. We will be able to increase our production capacity and also improve the service we provide to our customers," said Ramón Alejandro, Chairman of Saica Group.
Saica acquired the land in 2010 and actively participated in the development of the industrial estate, which is now occupied by a number of major companies. In 2018, it also built and opened a finished product warehouse on the industrial estate.
The current facilities in Barcelona and El Prat will continue to operate until the new factory opens. Subsequently, they will gradually transfer their production to the new facility, ensuring seamless continuity of service. The workers at both plants (194 and 100 workers respectively) and their representatives are involved in this transition process, and all of them will be offered the opportunity to transfer.
Based in Spain, Saica Group is a leading manufacturer of recycled paper for corrugated board with an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons. Saica Group has four business lines: Saica Paper (manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board), Saica Natur (waste management and environmental services), Saica Pack (production of corrugated board packaging), and Saica Flex (flexible packaging).
SOURCE: Saica Group
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