Smurfit Kappa to drive sustainability with US$6.54M investment in solar panels at its Spanish mill

SPAIN – Irish corrugated company, Smurfit Kappa has invested US$6.54 million (€6m) at its Sanguesa paper mill in Spain, which will see the construction and installation of up to 12,000 solar panels on land adjacent to the mill. Smurfit Kappa says that solar panels will reduce CO2 emissions by over 3200 tonnes annually and provide significant cost savings. Once operational,…

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Smurfit Kappa successfully trials ‘world first’ hydrogen turbine at French Saillat

FRANCE – Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa and the Hyflexpower consortium have completed the first stage of development on their joint Hyflexpower renewable energy research project at the paper and packaging group’s Saillat paper mill in France. Located at the Smurfit Kappa Saillat paper mill in France, the Hyflexpower project involves significant collaboration across several industries, academic bodies and…

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Smurfit Kappa invests over US$20M in Czech Republic and Slovakia facilities

EUROPE – Irish corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has completed its previously announced investment of more than €20 million (US$20.8m) to upgrade its manufacturing plants in Europe. The company said the investments further highlight its expansion and commitment to investing in its Central and Eastern European operations. Smurfit Kappa explained that the two plants received significant upgrades, installing new equipment…

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Smurfit Kappa bolsters portfolio with acquisition of bag-in-box packaging plant in Spain

SPAIN –  Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has agreed to acquire Pusa Pack, a bag-in-box packaging plant in Spain. Located in Onda, Valencia, Pusa Pack S.L. specialises in the manufacture of large-capacity flexible bags, sized from 200 to 1500 litres. These bags are used for the storage and transport of bulk food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and other liquid and semi-liquid…

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Smurfit Kappa launches new wine packaging portfolio for e-commerce

IRELAND – Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has introduced a new packaging solution specifically tailored for e-commerce wine sales that has Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) certification. The company says this is a world first for a generic packaging solution designed for different case counts and wine bottle types. The new solution holds Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ (FFP) certification, which is…

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Smurfit Kappa’s revenue grows 33% in Q3 as Ball’s global beverage can shipments up by 5.7%

IRELAND – Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa has reported revenue of US$9.51 billion (€9.72b)  for the first nine months of fiscal 2022 (FY22), up by 33% from the same period of fiscal 2021 (FY21). The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the three months to 30 September 2022 were US$1.74 billion (€1.76bn), up 43% from a…

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Smurfit Kappa snaps up PaperBox packaging plant in Brazil

BRAZIL – Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has agreed to acquire Brazilian packaging plant, PaperBox. The acquisition is anticipated to be finalized by the end of October, subject to regulatory body clearance. The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Located in Saquarema, 70km east of Rio de Janeiro, the 50,000m² high-tech industrial park has its own…

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Smurfit Kappa partners RareBoots4U to achieve sustainability goal

EUROPE – Irish Corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has developed a new sustainable eCommerce packaging solution for RareBoots4u in a bid to drive sustainability. Smurfit Kappa has developed packaging that features a ‘striking’ design and clean lines for the supplier of classic football boots. RareBoots4u was seeking a customized and sustainable packaging solution with the flexibility to contain boots in…

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