Manufacturing: cardboard packaging specialist Smurfit Kappa Siemco to recruit 30 employees over 2022

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Paper-based packaging specialist Smurfit Kappa Siemco, French subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa, plans to recruit around 30 employees over 2022 at its production site located in Carquefou, near Nantes, in the Atlantic France region. The aim is to increase corrugated packaging capacity, but also to replace an entire generation of employees that are retiring.

Is cardboard the material of the future? Multinational company Smurfit Kappa, which operates in 23 European countries and 13 countries in the Americas, believes in this prophecy. Smurfit Kappa Siemco offers a complete range of lightweight, corrugated packaging solutions, specialising in direct food contact packaging and perfume/luxury packaging. 

A strong recruitment process in 2022

After two years marked by a slower level of production, Smurfit Kappa Siemco is tackling its recovery. The manufacturer of paper-based packaging products plans to recruit around thirty employees over 2022 at its site located in Carquefou, near Nantes. The site currently employs 300 people. This way, the company will increase its corrugated packaging capacity, but will also start replacing employees that are about to retire. 

Smurfit Kappa Siemco is now part of Smurfit Kappa Colors & Consumers, a specialty division (high-end and luxury packaging) of Smurfit Kappa, which is headquartered in Dublin and established in 35 countries. 

A business recovery marked by environmental considerations

Smurfit Kappa has created a new range of packaging solutions under the Safe&Green brand, as part of its Better Planet Packaging initiative. This new brand is dedicated to fruit and vegetable packaging and has been designed to offer a sustainable and renewable alternative to plastic trays. 

This initiative follows the draft law on the fight against food waste and the circular economy (AGEC law in France) that aims to achieve the end of single-use plastic packaging in the market by 2040. 

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