Smurfit Kappa (SKG) has announced that it has acquired a new manufacturing facility in Texas, extending its global Bag-in-Box footprint.
The packaging leader aims to push its Vitop tap manufacturing capabilities, which is already a leading product for wine taps due to its tamper-proof design and extended shelf life.
According to SKG, the new plant will play an important part in the US market where it is seeing rapid growth in premium bag-in-box wines.
It added that a series of investments will be made to equip the new 100,000 square foot facility with additional technology to provide a number of Bag-in-Box solutions including the new Delta tap for rigid packaging.
When up and running fully, the new plant will employ 70 employees.
“Acquiring this new US facility is an important milestone for Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box,” said Didier Pontcharraud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Vitop.
“The new plant will support the growth we’re seeing in both the wine and non-food markets in the Americas and will facilitate the development of state-of-the-art new dispensing technologies.”
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