19 November 2014
Smurfit Kappa will today celebrate the opening of a new Bag-in-Box® plant in Ibi, Spain, meeting a growing demand in the Mediterranean region.
The ultra-modern facility, which has seen an investment of €28m by the company, boasts itself as 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 centre of the creation of this new facility, and today’s official 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 centre.
“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,” said Tony Smurfit, Group President and COO. “Congratulations to everyone involved in getting this state-of-the-art facility off the ground.”
“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,” said Pascual Martinez, General Manager.
This is another example of how Smurfit Kappa is set to ‘Open the future’ for its customers. The new strategy focuses 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.