Smurfit Kappa Invests Over $23 Million in a More Sustainable Future in Mexico

Smurfit Kappa has invested $23.5 million to upgrade its Nuevo Laredo sheet plant in Mexico to become a fully integrated corrugated plant. The investment includes a  state-of-the-art corrugator and extension of the building. The new machine, which  began operating last week, will have the two-pronged benefits of reducing carbon dioxide

emissions by up to 40% and doubling production capacity.

The Nuevo Laredo plant is located in the Tamaulipas region in Northeastern Mexico where Smurfit Kappa has strong partnerships in the industrial, electrical appliances  and electronics sectors. The region represents 3.3% of the country’s gross domestic product, and is home  to over 200 companies which manufacture products for the U.S.

The increased capacity will streamline Smurfit Kappa’s operations in San Antonio,  Texas where a fast-growing appetite for sustainable packaging is demanding larger  production volumes.

The investment will also make significant inroads in the plant’s ambitious sustainability  targets. Its CO2 emissions will be reduced by up to 40% due to significantly less  transportation between Smurfit Kappa’s Nuevo Laredo and San Antonio plants.

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