• It will combine the operations of Saica Pack El Prat and Saica Pack Barcelona
• The project aims to increase the combined production of the factories by up to 45%
• The factory will start operations in spring 2025
Work has begun on Saica Group’s new corrugated board factory in Barcelona, which will start operating in the spring of 2025. Located in the municipality of Sant Esteve Sesrovires, the plant will combine the operations currently carried out at Saica Pack El Prat and Saica Pack Barcelona. The new project involves an investment of more than 100 million euros and aims to increase the current joint production of the two factories by up to 45%.
This facility not only signifies a pivotal benchmark for innovation and sustainable packaging solutions, but it also addresses the evolving market demands and spatial constraints of our existing facilities. Additionally, this investment underscores Saica Group’s long-term commitment to the southern European packaging market and will ensure Saica can support its customers’ plans for growth.
The new factory will be equipped with the latest technology, seamlessly combining flexography and offset processes. It will offer significant advances through the digitalisation of customer services, enabling Saica to deliver the high-quality standards and service that set them apart from the market.
The company, a specialist in packaging solutions based on recycled paper, acquired the land in 2010 and actively participated in the development of the industrial estate, which is now occupied by a number of major companies. In 2018, it also built and opened a finished product warehouse on the industrial estate.
Saica Group's Chairman, Ramón Alejandro, stressed that "this investment will allow us to have the latest digital technology. We will be able to increase our production capacity and also improve the service we provide to our customers".
The current facilities in Barcelona and El Prat will continue to operate until the new factory opens. Subsequently, they will gradually transfer their production to the new facility, ensuring seamless continuity of service. The workers at both plants (194 and 100 workers respectively) and their representatives are involved in this transition process, and all of them will be offered the opportunity to transfer.
About Saica Group
Saica Group is one of the leading companies in Europe in the manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board, with an annual production capacity of 3.3 million tons of recycled paper for corrugated board. With more than 10,000 employees and a presence in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United States and Poland, Saica Group has four business lines: manufacture of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated board packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The group's turnover is €4,394 million, (consolidated turnover at Dec. 31, 2022).