Smurfit Kappa has completed investments totalling more than €20 million in its manufacturing plants in Olomouc in the Czech Republic and Obaly Štúrovo in Slovakia.
The two facilities have been installed with new converting equipment that is expected to expand capacity by over 100 million regular and offset printed boxes annually, to address the rise in demand for paper-based packaging solutions.
The investments highlight Smurfit Kappa’s commitment to strengthening its operations in Central and Eastern Europe and will enable the business to further target specific industries.
Zdenek Suchitra, CEO of Smurfit Central and South-East Europe, said: “Through these investments, which have created state-of-the-art facilities for our plants, we are excellently positioned to satisfy our well-established customer base, whilst also venturing into the fast-moving consumer goods, eCommerce and electro-technical sectors”.
He added: “We are in a strong position to continue to deliver our high-quality sustainable solutions, as well as a best-in-class efficiency to the market and to be a better place to work for our people”.
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