Epernay, France, March 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box is further developing its global presence by acquiring the Argentinian company Baguin, specialising in the Bag-in-Box® solutions covering Latin America. European leader, Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box now has six modern facilities working in ultra-clean conditions (France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Canada and now Argentina) to serve its customers worldwide.
Baguin was founded in 1992 in Buenos Aires and has currently 120 employees. The factory covers 4,000 m2 and is equipped with several modern production lines for the manufacture of bags, as well as injection machines, film extrusion machines and recycling lines. Today this successful company offers a diverse portfolio of more than 220 products: bags (ranging from 750 ml up to 1000 litres capacity), taps, films and filling systems, its main focus to date has been for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Baguin is certified ISO 9001 and all the products are manufactured according to HACCP standards thus guaranteeing hygiene and quality. In the 20 years of existence, Baguin has developed its activity in nine Latin American countries, with its main markets in Argentina, Peru, Chile and Brazil, and is focused on continued expansion.
The acquisition of this modern and efficient company will enable Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box to enlarge its current product range and to confirm its position in the dynamic markets of Latin America.
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box is a division of the Smurfit Kappa Group, a world leader in paper based packaging with 40,000 employees worldwide and an annual turnover of over 7 billion Euros.
Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, European leader of its industry, supplies flexible packaging solutions for liquid and viscous products to food and industrial markets, cost-effective while fully compliant with new environmental regulations and meeting all the specific needs of its customers.