Smurfit Kappa has announced that it will invest more than €35 million to construct its first corrugated packaging plant in Morocco.
Construction has begun on the facility which will cover an area of 25,000 square metres and will make packaging for sectors including food and beverage within fast-moving consumer goods, as well as agriculture and pharma.
Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, commented: “We are very proud to announce the construction of this advanced new facility, the first of its kind owned by the company in Morocco. It will be located in an area with significant growth potential and create 300 direct and indirect jobs in the region.”
He added: “Our customers will also benefit from our fully integrated and circular business model which will ensure a reliable supply of quality, value-adding and sustainable products”.
Located in Rabat, the new plant will enable Smurfit Kappa to supply in-demand, sustainable packaging solutions quickly and efficiently to both local and global customers.
The new facility is expected to be operational in early 2023.
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