The acquisition of Papcart enables Smurfit Kappa to extend its portfolio with a complete range for luxury goods, wines & spirits, FMCG and bag-in-box markets. Smurfit Kappa already has a strong presence in the consumer packaging segments and corrugated board solutions for perfume and food, so there is a natural synergy between the two companies.
With more than 70 years’ experience, Papcart is equipped with the latest generation of offset printers, die-cutters, folder-gluers and finishing equipment and offers a wide spectrum of finishes required for gift and premium packaging by combining acrylic or UV inks, specific varnishes, hot and cold foil gilding, embossing and lamination to meet even the most complex customer needs.
The Papcart sites located in Gétigné and Jarnac total 50,000 square meters of production, storage and office space. Added to Smurfit Kappa’s current sites of Tours sur Marne, Siemco and Colorys, Smurfit Kappa now has approximately 700 employees, including a 40 person design department to develop customized and sustainable consumer packaging for its customers in the luxury and consumer goods segments.
“This latest acquisition is of significant strategic importance for our French operations and significantly adds to the range of capabilities that we can offer our customers,” said Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe.