Corrugated

Smurfit Kappa continues its investment in Latin America, with innovative new digital printer

Smurfit Kappa is continuing to invest in sustainable technology in Mexico, with a state-of-the-art new digital printer. The global packaging producer has confirmed that a Barberan Jetmaster 1890 is set to be installed in the Atlacomulco corrugated plant in Mexico in response to the growing need for high-volume digital printing. 

The new single pass high performance printer has the capacity to print up to 12 million sqm annually, significantly reducing the lead time to get products to market.

Speaking about the new printer, Juan Guillermo Castaneda, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, the Americas, said, “As the leading supplier of paper-based packaging in the Americas, we are pleased to continue bringing the latest industry innovations to Mexico. Mexico is a market with strong growth potential which is key to our operations in the region. We continue to invest in this country to offer our customers market-leading, sustainable packaging solutions.”

Jorge Alberto Angel, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Mexico, added, “Investment in this revolutionary new six-colour printer is line with our objective to respond quickly to customers’ needs particularly in the FMCG market. This high-specification printer will offer enhanced branding opportunities and a best-in-class service  for our customers.”

Installation of the new printer has begun, ahead of it being fully operational in Q1 2020.