Smurfit Kappa – French packaging companies acquired
FRANCE • Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa has purchased cardboard and corrugated board packaging firm Papcart to expand its product range in France.
The deal will expand its portfolio with the addition of a complete range of products in the luxury goods, wines and spirits, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and bag-in-box markets. Papcart offers a range of gift and premium packaging solutions.
In a separate development, Smurfit Kappa Group has acquired two Europac plants in Brittany, France, to strengthen its presence in the country’s fruit and vegetable sector. As part of the deal, the company will add 200 employees to its global workforce.
Smurfit Kappa currently has a presence in the consumer packaging segments and corrugated board solutions for perfume and food sectors.