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Smurfit Kappa to double output of Pruszkow plant in Poland

Smurfit Kappa will expand its Pruszkow site
Smurfit Kappa will expand its Pruszkow site
01 Apr 2021 − 

Smurfit Kappa Group will invest €25m in its Pruszkow plant in Poland. The investment will double the facility's output and make it one of the group's largest site in Europe.

Irish paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa has announced a further investment of more than €25m at its Pruszkow plant located in central Poland. The plant manufactures multi-coloured die-cut packaging and flap boxes for the food and beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and electronics industries. It serves both international and local customers.

The currently announced investment will double the facility's output and result in the creation of 25 new jobs, bringing employment to more than 230 staff at the location, writes Smurfit Kappa Group. Construction is due to commence in July 2021 and be completed during 2022, the group announced.

The investment project will include a new high-tech corrugator, new converting equipment, logistics optimisation and a finished goods (FG) warehouse with a capacity of 12,000 pallets. The expanded plant will also reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 55 tpy. The extended facility with an area of 37,500 m² will not only be Smurfit Kappa’s largest site in Poland, but also one of the group’s largest plants in Europe.

This investment forms part of the accelerated capital investment programme following the company’s €660m equity capital raise which took place in November 2020. 

Commenting on the announcement, Smurfit Kappa Poland CEO, Jacek Nieweglowski said: “This investment allows us to expand the range of high value products that we offer to our growing customer base, enabling us to better serve our customers and improve our competitiveness.”

Saverio Mayer, CEO for Smurfit Kappa Europe said: “This significant investment marks Smurfit Kappa’s strategic commitment to its presence in Poland and in Eastern Europe. The Pruszkow plant is integral to our business, and this expansion will enable us to further meet the evolving needs of new and existing customers in key sectors, efficiently and sustainably.”

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