Smurfit Kappa Córdoba in Spain celebrates its 50th anniversary

Smurfit Kappa Córdoba has celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a successful event  chaired by the CEO of Smurfit Kappa Spain | Portugal | Morocco, Ignacio Sevillano, and the General Manager of Smurfit Kappa Córdoba, Carlos Lijó. An event  attended by clients and personalities such as the Mayor of Córdoba, Mr. José María Bellido Roche and the General Secretary of Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Junta de Andalucía, Mr. Manuel Ortigosa Brun, who have highlighted the value that the company offers to the region after 50 years of creating employment and wealth.

Smurfit Kappa Córdoba has become in this half a century in the leading industry in the corrugated cardboard sector in the region and its activity and history, linked to this Andalusian territory, is essential for its production activity. Not surprisingly, it directly employs 143 workers and its annual turnover exceeds 47 million euros. Its modern facilities, the result of an important investment throughout all these years, have in innovation one of its main pillars, as it has the latest technology in the market, and meet the fundamental strategic areas of the company to improve sustainability, such as the improvement of energy efficiency to minimize the impact on climate change; the return of water used in good condition; the drastic reduction of waste through the use of biodegradable and recyclable materials and the reduction of risks in the workplace.

Thus it has been possible to verify in the tour to the plant that has been carried out after the act of commemoration of this 50th Anniversary, in which visitors, in addition, have had the opportunity to know the production process of the plant and have been able to deepen in the Better Planet Packaging initiative, which aims to redesign increasingly sustainable and recyclable packaging to protect the nature of non-biodegradable waste.

Smurfit Kappa Córdoba produces 750,000 corrugated cardboard packaging every day, mainly for the food and industrial sectors, among which the solutions for consumer products (oil, beverages, detergents and automobile components, mainly) stand out.

Ignacio Sevillano stressed that “in these 50 years, Smurfit Kappa Córdoba has become a reference in the region thanks to its innovative solutions in corrugated cardboard, designed to meet the demanding needs of our customers with the highest guarantees of quality and service. A packaging developed thanks to our cutting-edge technology, which helps us guarantee the competitiveness, sustainability and future of the plant in the long term. That is why it has a key strategic position within the company and in Andalusia, together with the other four Smurfit Kappa plants in the region located in Huelva, Almería, Mengíbar and Málaga ”.