Smurfit Kappa has announced the construction of its first plant in Africa. Located in the Rabat region of Morocco, this 25,000 m² corrugated cardboard plant will provide innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for various sectors, including agriculture.
Construction work started a few days ago in the presence of several local authorities accompanied by Mrs. Nejma El Houda Bouamama, Director of the Regional Investment Center of the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra Region.
Mounir Naciri, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa Morocco, and Ignacio Sevillano, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Spain | Portugal | Morocco .
This new state-of-the-art factory will create around 300 jobs in the region, both direct and indirect. The products manufactured will be entirely intended for consumption in the Moroccan market and will meet the needs of local and multinational customers operating in Morocco, who require competitive, innovative and sustainable packaging solutions delivered quickly and efficiently. In a market where the demand for corrugated packaging solutions currently outstrips the supply, the opening of this new factory will enhance the value chain for its customers in Morocco.
Smurfit Kappa has been commercially present in Morocco since the late 1990's and now has a sales office and a network of manufacturing facilities. This new plant will strengthen Smurfit Kappa's position in the country and allow it to become a strategic partner for customers in various sectors, such as agriculture, consumer goods, automotive, textile, pharmaceutical and other industrial markets, such as meat, fish and ceramics.
The new plant is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2023. Smurfit Kappa currently has more than 355 plants worldwide, located in 36 countries. It is also the only large-scale regional operator in Latin America.
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