HUHTAMÄKI OYJ PRESS RELEASE 27.5.2021 AT 08:00
Huhtamaki invests in new fiber packaging capability in South Africa
Huhtamaki, a world key superior producer of sustainable packaging options, is organising a brand new manufacturing unit in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to serve its current and new egg packaging clients within the KwaZulu-Natal space with a broad vary of regionally produced packaging options. The brand new facility will likely be positioned near one in every of South Africa’s fundamental export ports, enabling aggressive exports of egg packaging for patrons throughout East Africa.
“The addition of a unit in KwaZulu-Natal is a crucial addition to our fiber packaging footprint in South Africa not solely offering efficiencies in our service to clients in South Africa however a further profit when it comes to proximity to a serious port which can drive entry to markets throughout East Africa. The brand new facility units us as much as higher meet the expansion of the fiber packaging sector and future demand for sustainable packaging. It additionally strengthens our place within the area considerably,” says Eric Le Lay, President, Fiber Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania.
This funding underlines Huhtamaki´s sturdy dedication to the rising buyer base in South Africa and East Africa, because the addition of a number of new traces enable a major improve in capability. Manufacturing operations are anticipated to start throughout the fourth quarter in 2021 and the power is predicted to make use of roughly 30 workers when totally operational.
Huhtamaki has operated in South Africa since 2000. The corporate at the moment employs roughly 530 individuals throughout 4 manufacturing items and manufactures fiber packaging for eggs and fruits, foodservice packaging, and versatile packaging. Huhtamaki South Africa has a degree 4 ranking within the B-BBEE (Broad-Primarily based Black Financial Empowerment) program.
For additional data, please contact:
Calle Loikkanen, Head of Investor Relations and Monetary Communications, tel. +358 10 686 7125
Katariina Hietaranta, Head of Media Relations, tel. +358 10 686 7863
Huhtamaki is a key international supplier of sustainable packaging options for shoppers around the globe, enabling wellbeing and comfort. Our revolutionary merchandise shield on-the-go and on-the-shelf meals and drinks, guaranteeing hygiene and security, and assist stop meals waste. We embed sustainability in all the things we do. We’re dedicated to attaining carbon impartial manufacturing and designing all our merchandise to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030.
We’re a participant within the UN International Compact and as of 2020, we acquired an MSCI ESG Score of A, on a scale of AAA ─ CCC. To play our half in managing local weather change, we’ve dedicated to set science-based targets by the Science Primarily based Targets initiative. Huhtamaki has been awarded the Silver medal by EcoVadis for efficiency in sustainability.
With 100 years of historical past and a robust Nordic heritage we function in 36 nations and 81 websites around the globe. Our values Care Dare Ship information our selections and assist our group of 18,1200 workers make a distinction the place it issues. Our 2020 internet gross sales totaled EUR 3.3 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our mother or father firm, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Discover out extra about how we’re defending meals, individuals and the planet on www.huhtamaki.com.