Full steam ahead for Saica’s €100m new plant in Barcelona

Work has begun on Saica Group’s new corrugated board factory in Barcelona, which will start operating in the spring of 2025.

Located in the municipality of Sant Esteve Sesrovires, the plant will combine the operations currently carried out at Saica Pack El Prat and Saica Pack Barcelona. The new project involves an investment of more than €100m and aims to increase the current joint production of the two factories by up to 45%.

This facility not only signifies a pivotal benchmark for innovation and sustainable packaging solutions, but it also addresses the evolving market demands and spatial constraints of our existing facilities. Additionally, this investment underscores Saica Group’s long-term commitment to the southern European packaging market and will ensure Saica can support its customers’ plans for growth.

The new factory will be equipped with the latest technology, seamlessly combining flexography and offset processes. It will offer significant advances through the digitalisation of customer services, enabling Saica to deliver the high-quality standards and service that set them apart from the market.

The company acquired the land in 2010 and actively participated in the development of the industrial estate, which is now occupied by a number of major companies. In 2018, it also built and opened a finished product warehouse on the industrial estate.

Ramón Alejandro, Chairman, said, “This investment will allow us to have the latest digital technology. We will be able to increase our production capacity and also improve the service we provide to our customers.”

The current facilities in Barcelona and El Prat will continue to operate until the new factory opens. Subsequently, they will gradually transfer their production to the new facility, ensuring continuity of service. The workers at both plants (194 and 100 workers respectively) and their representatives are involved in this transition process, and all of them will be offered the opportunity to transfer.

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