DS Smith subsidiary SP Cartonpack Hellas hit by fire

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

Corrugated production at SP Cartonpack Hellas in Corinth is down due to a fire. It is still not known when the facility will come back online.

Corrugated board and packaging production at SP Cartonpack Hellas in Corinth, a DS Smith group company, is standing idle since Monday due to a fire. For some unknown reason, the fire broke out on Monday morning in the raw materials storage area, but it could be prevented from spreading to other parts of the facility, a spokesperson for DS Smith explained yesterday. The corrugator was not damaged by the blaze and there were no casualties reported, the spokesperson added.

Together with other two corrugated companies, SP Cartonpack Hellas was acquired by DS Smith last October from Turkey's Cukurova group. The total capacity of the three facilities in Corinth, Ierapetra and Thessaloniki is said to be 200 million m².

There are no information so far when the company might restore operations at the fire-hit site in Corinth. According to DS Smith, the production shortfall will be offset by other group companies in Greece.

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