In the expansion, a new corrugator, which will increase the Shelf-Ready Packaging (SRP) capability, and several high-end printers will also be installed to provide the high level of precision for e-Commerce packaging.
February 1, 2022
Smurfit Kappa has announced an investment of over USD 33 million in Brazil to expand the capacity of its plant in Fortaleza in order to cater to the growing demand for innovative and sustainable packaging.
The expansion, which includes the installation of a new corrugator, will increase the Shelf-Ready Packaging (SRP) capability for FMCG customers in a range of sectors including fresh fruit, home appliances, and pharmaceuticals.
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Several high-end printers will also be installed to provide the high level of precision and quality that is required for e-commerce packaging. In addition, a new innovation centre will foster even more customer collaboration and enhance the development of impactful, sustainable, and market-leading packaging solutions.
Laurent Sellier, CEO of Smurfit Kappa the Americas, said, “Almost 30 percent of the total Brazilian population resides in the Northeast region, and Fortaleza offers the perfect platform to strengthen our presence in this attractive and fast-growing part of the country.”
“Brazil is an essential market for Smurfit Kappa and we are excited to dedicate significant resources of the company’s global investment plan to expand our presence in the Northeast.”