SKG to upgrade Yate corrugated packaging plant


Smurfit Kappa Group plans to modernise printing and material handling equipment at its Yate, Bristol facility in order to offer better quality post print and flexographic packaging.

Paper-based packaging group Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has announced an investment package for the Yate corrugated packaging plant, comprising a six-colour flexographic, rotary die-cut press and corrugator upgrades. In addition, the plant's material handling system is to be upgraded as well. According to the company, the investment is scheduled for 2013 and will help to better serve customers in the decorative corrugated market.

At the Yate, Bristol packaging facility SKG produces corrugated cardboard packaging such as standard cases, trays and wraparounds. The company specialises in 4-colour high quality post-print, shelf retail ready packaging for different sectors, die-cuts, wraparounds and multi-point glued packs.

"Our investment at Yate will allow our customers to source the highest quality post-print, flexographic packaging and differentiate their products from their competitors in an increasingly competitive marketplace", said Clive Bowers, CEO Smurfit Kappa UK in a press release on 5 March. SKG did not comment on the value of the investment.

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