In the solemn act there were present The CEO´s and Presidents of Smurfit Kappa from the different countries, the main business organizations of the province, among which was IBIAE, as well as political representatives : the President of the Valencian Community, The Most Honorable Alberto Fabra.
Tony Smurfit, President and COO of Smurfit Kappa Group, Pascual Martínez, Director of Smurfit Kappa Ibi, Severio Mayer, Director of Smurfit Kappa Bax-in-Box, Roberto Villaquirán, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe and Ignacio Sevillano, CEO Smurfit Kappa Spain and Portugal, have travelled to Ibi to inaugurate the facilities formed by 20.000 m2.
This highlights the great implication of all the parts of Smurfit Kappa in the growth and development of the company, present in 32 countries. All the representatives of Smurfit Kappa have expressed the great industrial potential of Ibi as well as the know-how of its people that ensures a prosperous future for the company.
Tony Smurfit, President and COO of the group has affirmed that the new plant of Ibi is “another step more in the evolution and development of the company” and he has recalled that it has been possible thanks to the brilliant project of Pascual Martínez that “it has become possible to invest 28 million euros in difficult times such as the present”.
The Director of Smurfit Kappa in Ibi, Pascual Martínez, has recalled during the opening ceremony the effort of their staff that have make possible that Smurfit Kappa has created 115 jobs that will increase to 130 jobs in 2015.
The President of the Valencian Community has declared that nowadays 1.000 companies of foreign capital bet for our territory, what makes us a reference area to international level and for that reason “the Valencian Community needs companies like this one”.
The plant from Ibi of Smurfit kappa Bag-in-Box exports to more than 20 countries, mainly to Portugal, Greek, Italy and France, all of them countries with a large wine tradition. In this kind of container, the quality is primordial, because it is a packaging that permits that the product – wine, fundamentally- will be in perfect state of conservation during months, without opening the container.
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