Smurfit Kappa will invest $33 million in the expansion of its Brazilian factory

Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa will invest $33 million (€28.9 million) in its Brazilian operations to expand its Fortaleza plant.

The company said the investment, which will also expand innovation capacity at the production site, is designed to meet growing demand for innovative and sustainable packaging.

As part of the expansion, a new corrugator will be installed, along with several high-end printers, extending both its ready-to-use packaging capacity and its e-commerce packaging capacity. A new Innovation Center will also be created to foster collaboration with customers and enhance the development of sustainable packaging solutions.

“Today’s announcement will allow Smurfit Kappa to help its customers gain even more market share in their markets. The combination of an innovation center and state-of-the-art technology will provide greater opportunities to collaborate with customers to deliver innovative, inspiring and sustainable solutions,” said Manuel Alcalá, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa Brazil.

Laurent Sellier, Smurfit Kappa’s general manager for the Americas, said Brazil was a key market for Smurfit Kappa. “We are delighted to dedicate significant resources from the company’s global investment plan to expand our presence in the North East. This clearly demonstrates Smurfit Kappa’s commitment to this market.

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