Huhtamaki: Additional capacity in Thailand

Huhtamaki is to invest €17m in a flexible packaging manufacturing facility in Thailand as part of plans to grow its position in the Asian consumer packaging market. The facility, which will be located on Samutsakorn Industrial Estate in Bangkok and is expected to begin production in mid 2008, will supply the local food and consumer goods industry with advanced flexible packaging. The new Thai plant will strengthen the company’s position with its existing customer portfolio as well as supporting Thailand’s growing food-related export activities, according to the company. Headquartered in Finland, Huhtamaki is a leading manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging. Net sales in 2006 totaled €2.3bn.

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