The Cartogal packaging plant located in the town of A Pobra do Caramiñal, in Galicia, Spain, will soon see an increase in size, production and storage capacity after a milestone investment of 11.35 million euros, according to DS Smith.
The major investment and expansion plans aim to improve service to customers, as well as to open up new business opportunities in the northwest of Iberia. The project will add 6,000 square meters to the current 11,000 square meters, to see the packaging plant become an industry leader, operating at more than 17,000 square meters.
“The project to expand the Cartogal packaging plant is another example of our commitment to the expansion and growth in the Iberia region, where we currently operate 26 plants.
We’re proud of the Cartogal plant expansion as it will allow us to significantly increase production capacity and meet growing customer needs”, says Ignacio Montfort, Managing Director at DS Smith Iberia.
During the seven months that the works are estimated to last, the construction and roofing of the new buildings will be carried out using sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.
This in combination with the addition of energy efficiency systems will also help us get closer to our ambition of reaching net zero by 2050, in line with our Now & Next sustainability strategy.
The Now & Next sustainability strategy prioritises reducing environmental impact and accelerating the transition to a circular economy.
The upcoming series of building improvements are designed to not only improve the plant’s current resources, but also to prepare the facilities to house new machinery, arriving by the end of 2023.
“This investment undoubtedly reflects our continued commitment to continue offering the best sustainable packaging solutions, while supporting economic growth in the region”, says Ignacio Montfort.