The Smurfit Kappa Group is planning to grow in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Capacity for more than 100 million corrugated boxes will be added.
Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) plans to invest €20m to expand its converting capacities at four production sites in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company announced that the measures would be carried out at its three Czech corrugated packaging plants in Žebrák, Žimrovice and Olomouc as well as its Smurfit Kappa Štúrovo site in Slovakia.
The four projects are slated to be completed by the end of this year and will see the installation of new converting lines that will increase Smurfit Kappa's capacity by more than 100 million regular and offset-printed corrugated boxes per year. The new equipment will enable the sites to meet growing customer demand for sustainable paper-based packaging, the company says. At the end of March, Smurfit Kappa had announced that it plans to invest more than €25m in a new corrugator at its Pruszków factory in Central Poland.
"From both a product and geographical perspective, Smurfit Kappa Czech Republic and Slovakia are excellently positioned to serve an evolving and ever-growing market, and this investment will support further growth of the business," commented Edwin Goffard, COO of Smurfit Kappa Europe Corrugated.
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