Smurfit Kappa, the Irish-based, paper-based packaging firm, has opened a new plant in Tijuana, Mexico, demonstrating its long-term commitment to the country.
The group expects the new folding carton plant to strengthen its footprint in the Baja California region and neighbouring Northern Mexico states.
The new plant in Tijuana commenced operating last month, and uses state-of-the-art technology and diverse folding techniques to produce folding carton packaging solutions including boxes and trays.
"The inauguration of this important operation reflects the Smurfit Kappa Group's long-term commitment to Mexico and its confidence in the growth of the country's economy and its markets,” Eduardo Rubio, vice president of packaging for Northern Mexico, said.
“We are confident that this plant and the high-quality products we produce will contribute to the growth of our customers’ business in this region.”
Smurfit Kappa has been operating in Mexico for over 40 years, producing packaging solutions for sectors including consumer electronics, industrial, medical and food.
This new plant is the third of its type in the country, with plants already operating in Cerro Gordo and Naucalpan.
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