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Smurfit Kappa expands its Bag-in-Box business in Europe

  • Smurfit Kappa
Europe, Eating, Drinking, Primary Packaging, Secondary Packaging, Plastic

Litbag has specific expertise in multi-layer EVOH barrier films which offer the advantage of extended product shelf life. Today it is one of the leaders in the Portuguese wine market exporting to several countries including Spain and France.

The acquisition of this dynamic company will enable Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box® to reinforce its position in Southern Europe and confirm its leadership in the wine sector.

“The Bag-in-Box® business continues to show significant potential for our Group.  We are excited to develop our global footprint further and we see great opportunities for our Bag-in-Box® business on a world-wide scale in the years ahead,” said Roberto Villaquiran, CEO Smurfit Kappa Europe.

“Litbag is a dynamic company with a strong track record in innovation and market development. Product differentiators like their film performance and our VITOP tap technology will significantly strengthen our capabilities when they come together,” said Thierry Minaud, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box®.

“We are excited to join forces with Litbag and strengthen our Iberian presence under the leadership of Pascual Martinez, General Manager for this region.”

See also

Smurfit Kappa sees surge of interest in sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

Smurfit Kappa sees surge of interest in sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

Smurfit Kappa has seen a marked increase in the number of companies seeking sustainable packaging alternatives for fresh fruit and vegetables. Portuguese grape producer Pomares do Sol approached Smurfit Kappa with the intention of finding a solution that would meet its sustainability requirements, increase the profile of its brand and have the capacity to withstand the journey through a complex and demanding supply chain.

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  • Modified 20 Feb 2017
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