Packaging producer SCA Packaging Romania will start an investment project worth €10 million ($13.6 million) in expanding production capacity of its corrugated cardboard plant in Timisoara.
The project is set for completion in 2008 and in its first stage entails boosting the present production area from 5,000 square meters to 17,000 square meters, and increasing the number of employees from 75 to 125. SCA Packaging Romania is part of Swedish group SCA, which entered the Romanian market in 2002 with a regional distribution centre. In 2005, the group developed a plant, with an investment of €2.2 million. The company also holds another warehouse in Oradea and a distribution centre in Pitesti. The investment is part of a strategy to develop a client support network throughout the whole of Eastern Europe. This process, which started with two plants in Poland, also involves other plants in Romania, as well as the development of a design centre in Budapest and production facilities in Hungary. (zf.ro)