Irish company Smurfit Kappa will enhance its Baja California operation: Gov. Kiko Vega in Dublin

Smurfit Kappa, a cardboard corrugate company that operates in Baja California will expand operations with a 650 million 300 thousand pesos (about 34 million dollars), said Governor Francisco Kiko Vega during his visit to the company headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with Economic Development Secretary, Carlo Bonfante, Mexico´s Ambassador to Ireland, Miguel Malfayón and the company´s Finance Director, Ken Bowles; the Tax Director, Kenneth Byrne; the General Councilor, Brian Marshall and the Legal Councilor for North America, Alvaro Montaño.

The design and manufacture operations of Smurfit Kappa started in Tijuana in 1997 and in Mexicali in 1998, in mid-2012, the company acquired CORRUGADOS de BAJA CALIFORNIA and its matrix company ORANGE COUNTY CONTAINER GROUP with all its assets and it currently generates around one thousand jobs and with the new investment there will be 200 more jobs created in Baja California by the Irish corporation.

The expansion operation is planned to be done in two stages: One will be a new plant with production processes which they didn´t have in Baja California and which add up to the diversity of folding cardboard, the company executives thanked Baja California Government for all the support and they mentioned that they have three Mexicans from the Tijuana plant in the Dublin facilities as part of its strategic international training plan. Governor Vega, pledged to work altogether in order to help them work and enjoy the benefits of the Supplier Law and introduce them to the energy supply systems, which may contribute to beat costs, and in a previous meeting, Secretary Bonfante showed them the main business opportunities, which Baja California strategic sectors offer

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