Smurfit Kappa has completed its latest investment project in Poland, resulting in a significant expansion of its Pruszków corrugated plant. The expansion makes the plant Smurfit Kappa’s largest in Poland, and the company claims it is also ‘one of the most high-tech and modern’ packaging plants in Europe.

The €40 million investment includes the installation of a high-tech corrugator and a range of converting machinery. The plant was also equipped with a new finished goods warehouse, which can accommodate upwards of 12,000 pallets. The new investment is predicted to double the output of the plant.

In addition to the new machinery, it is expected that a further 50 new jobs will be created, bringing employment to more than 250 staff at the location.

Jacek Nieweglowski, CEO of Smurfit Kappa North-East Europe, commented at the official opening event, ‘We are delighted to officially unveil the new manufacturing plant here in Pruszków. This project took just over one year to complete and will enable us to continue to pursue our strategic goal of being the supplier of choice to our customers, particularly those looking for the most innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.’

Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, added, ‘This significant investment marks our strategic commitment to our presence in Poland and in Eastern Europe. The Pruszków plant is integral to our business and has a talented and skilled workforce fully committed to delivering the best service to our customers.’