Smurfit Kappa injects €24M in France facility

24 June 2021 | News

This investment will result in environmental improvements at the plant, including reducing CO2 emissions, with a saving of at least 150 tonnes annually. Image credit: Smurfit Kappa Image credit: Smurfit Kappa

Ireland-based Smurfit Kappa, one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging in the world, has announced it will invest €24 million to expand its corrugated plant in Rethel, North-East France, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to its French customer market.

The new investment will facilitate the consolidation of two existing facilities at that plant and the installation of a new state-of-the-art corrugator and conversion equipment.

This investment will result in environmental improvements at the plant, including reducing CO2 emissions, with a saving of at least 150 tonnes annually. 

Phase one of the project, including installation of the new corrugator, is due to be completed in the first half of 2022, with full completion of the investment project expected in 2023. The investment will help to modernise and expand the plant, which will include a new 8200m2 building designed specifically for the installation of the new high-tech corrugator.

Commenting on the announcement, Edwin Goffard, COO of Smurfit Kappa Europe – Corrugated and Converting, said: “Smurfit Kappa’s ambition to strengthen its position in France continues with this significant new investment. This investment will allow us to grow further and improve our quality of service to the food and industrial markets that we serve.”

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