Investments

Smurfit Kappa invests over EUR 20 million in Central and Eastern Europe

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The Irish group Smurfit Kappa has completed significant investments in its manufacturing plants in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, and Obaly Štúrovo, in Slovacchia, respectively.

The investments of more than EUR 20 million were announced in May 2021. 

The group has provided for the installation of new converting equipment which will increase the capacity by over 100 million regular and offset printed boxes per annum.

The investments strengthen Smurfit Kappa’s position in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and will enable the business to further target specific industries, most notably the FMCG and electro-technical sectors.

«I am delighted to announce that both of our investments at the Olomouc (Czech Republic) and Obaly Štúrovo (Slovakia) plants have finished on time and within our original budget in a time when there is a scarcity of all kinds of materials» comments at the official unveiling of the two upgraded plants Zdenek Suchitra, CEO of Smurfit Central&South-East Europe. «Through these investments, which have created state-of-the-art facilities for our plants, we are excellently positioned to satisfy our well-established customer base, whilst also venturing into the FMCG, eCommerce and electro-technical sectors. We are in a strong position to continue to deliver our high-quality sustainable solutions, as well as a best-in-class efficiency to the market and to be a better place to work for our people».