Klabin assumes operation of units acquired from International Paper in Brazil
October 23, 2020
BRAZIL (News release) -- Klabin acquired the units producing corrugated board and paper for packaging from International Paper in Brazil in March. The transaction was consummated after receiving approval from Brazil's antitrust agency CADE (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica). The production units, which are located in Suzano, Franco Rocha and Paulínia in the state of São Paulo, Manaus in the state of Amazonas and Rio Verde in the state of Goiás, will now begin operating under Klabin's management.
The acquisition strengthens Klabin's position as Brazil's leader in the corrugated board segment. The new capacity brings its annual installed production capacity to over 1 million tons of corrugated board. The assets also mark the company's entry into the Midwest region with an industrial unit that will improve its service in the region, where animal proteins are a competitive industry for the Brazilian economy that is undergoing robust growth.
The acquisition also highlight's Klabin's position as the largest paper recycler and the largest producer or recycled papers in Brazil, with its annual capacity going from 260,000 tons to over 400,000 tons of recycled paper, a material that is used to make the fluting paper used in the core of corrugated cardboard boxes.
The integration of new units, as well as of their units, was meticulously planned in the past few years and aims to capture synergies.