April 19, 2024

Innovate Biz Pro

Innovation that Brightens the Future

Smurfit Kappa to help celebrate innovation in NI business

2 min read

Smurfit Kappa is a passionate advocate for innovation. The company prides itself on having people who always think differently and who are always looking for a better way of doing things. Innovation is at the heart of the Smurfit Kappa business.

Smurfit Kappa is a FTSE 100 company. It is a world leader in paper-based packaging, with operations in 22 European countries, 13 countries in the Americas, and one country in Africa.

The company offers an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which are constantly updated with new, market-leading innovations.

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa focuses on design thinking and collaborative innovation by rethinking the value proposition for the customer and/or reengineering the value chain in a sustainable way.

This unique approach to innovation for business success is based on combining science, experience, data and creativity on a scale, and with a depth, not seen before in industry.

Insights are collected and developed within an innovation network of thousands of bright innovators.

These bright minds are connected via a set of unique applications across 36 countries and 355 locations.

This collective innovation system is managed and made accessible to all internal and external stakeholders through experience centres, R&D centres and local solution centres.

To inspire the collective innovation network, Smurfit Kappa partners with universities and organisations, brings in the best outside minds and works together with supply chain partners.

The company is constantly working towards creating a better future for people, communities, customers and the planet.

Through the Smurfit Kappa ‘Better Planet Packaging Initiative’, the company embraces the innovation journey to open the future of sustainable packaging together with stakeholders.

Innovation, substitution and collaboration are at the heart of this initiative to work towards a sustainable future for customers and future generations.

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The company believes that sustainable packaging should be high on everyone’s agenda and it is constantly collaborating with customers and using innovation to create sustainable packaging solutions for different distribution channels.

The Smurfit Kappa corrugated plant in Lurgan, Co Armagh, has BRC Direct Food Contact-level certification, the first corrugated packaging site in Northern Ireland to hold this accreditation.

This enables the company to collaborate with customers in creating direct food contact sustainable packaging solutions. Packaging holds a valuable, sustainable role in guarding against waste and, through innovation and industry-leading expertise, the Lurgan site constantly develops more sustainable packaging solutions for its customers. 

Sponsoring the Excellence in Innovation Award complements the Smurfit Kappa drive to constantly look for better, more innovative, sustainable ways of doing things.

Smurfit Kappa is constantly innovating. The company constantly works with customers in the value chain to experiment and continuously learn about new ways to look after future generations and the planet.

To find out more, visit the company website www.smurfitkappa.com

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