Klabin starts operations at its new industrial unit in Horizonte, Brazil
February 20, 2020
BRAZIL (News release) -- Klabin began production of corrugated board packaging at its new industrial unit located in Horizonte, Ceará, Brazil.
Klabin acquired the mill in September to expand its production in the region, anticipating the growing fruit industry in the Northeast region of Brazil. The expectation is to create 240 direct and indirect jobs, of which the company already has filled 10%. The capital expenditure announced for the Unit was R$100 million ($23.8 million), of which R$48 million ($11.4 million) has already been invested.
Located 35 kilometers from Fortaleza and 90 kilometers from the Port of Pecém, the mill will receive recycled paper from Goiana Unit, which is located in Pernambuco, and virgin fiber from the Klabin units located in Paraná and Santa Catarina, making it ready to serve the industry in Ceará and the region.
The corrugated board packaging, like Klabin's other paper and packaging lines, is made from the company's own certified pulp extracted from planted forests, i.e., from sustainable and renewable sources, and also is fully recyclable.