Smurfit Kappa invests €25m in packaging plant expansion

Smurfit Kappa has announced an investment of over €25 million to expand its packaging manufacturing facility in Pruszkow, central Poland.

The company says the investment will double the output from the facility, which serves both international and local customers in the FMCG food and beverage sectors.

Upon completion, the expanded facility will cover 37,500 square-metres, making it Smurfit Kappa’s largest facility in Poland and one of its largest in Europe.

The expansion will include the installation of a new high-tech corrugator, new converting equipment, logistics optimisation and a finished goods warehouse with the capacity for 12,000 pallets.

According to Smurfit Kappa, the ‘mega-plant’ will also reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 55 tonnes per year. In 2020, the company raised its CO2 reduction ambition, targeting net zero emissions by 2050.

The facility expansion also forms part of Smurfit Kappa’s accelerated capital investment programme, followings its €600 million equity capital raise which took place last November.

Construction is due to begin in July and is expected to be completed in 2022. 25 new jobs will be created as a result of the investment.

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