Canadian Packaging

Smurfit Kappa adds bag-in-box plant

Smurfit Kappa celebrates the opening of a new bag-in-box plant in Spain to meet growing demand in Mediterranean region.


November 28, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Smurfit Kappa has opened a new bag-in-box facility in Ibi, Spain to help it better meet the demands within the Mediterranean area.

The ultra-modern facility—an investment of €28-million (Cdn $39.86-million) by Smurfit Kappa—is being called one of the world’s leading bag-in-box plants, integrating the production of taps and bags under one roof.

In addition, it offers a showcase of the world’s newest and some of the best performing features in bag-in-box production, while meeting the highest standards of hygiene, safety and quality.
The plant’s strongly automated production lines and dedicated team produce millions of taps and bags every month in order to meet growing demand in the region.

The needs of Smurfit Kappa’s customers have been at the center of the creation of this new facility, and its inauguration will allow those customers to gain a more in-depth understanding of the process, with the chance to discover the company’s solutions in a showroom, and to upskill in the training center.

“The opening of this new plant shows how Smurfit Kappa continuously strives to work with our customers to meet their needs. By investing in such an ultra-modern and high-performing facility, we can ensure a promising future for our customers in this growing market,” says Smurfit Kappa Group president and chief operating officer Tony Smurfit. “Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this state-of-the-art facility off the ground.”

Adds plant general manager Pascual Martinez, “This new plant is a big step up for Bag-in-Box activities both within our company and within the Mediterranean region. It couldn’t have come at a better time, when the demand for top-class bag-in-box packaging products from a reliable partner is bigger.”

Smurfit Kappa says this is another example of how it is set to ‘Open the future’ for its customers with a new strategy focusing on delivering customer growth through insight and innovation.  It is brought to life through a dynamic microsite, where a series of films demonstrate how customers across the world have worked in partnership with Smurfit Kappa to create innovative solutions which have driven commercial success.  The new microsite can be visited at openthefuture.info, the home for new, shareable content which is updated regularly.






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