Spanish packaging firm’s factory development approved for Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's headquarters in Newry.Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's headquarters in Newry.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's headquarters in Newry.
A massive Newry packaging factory has been approved to be developed by Spanish packaging giants Saica.

The investment by the Zaragoza-based company’s UK subsidiary Saica Pack Ltd will see the group relocate from its current operation at Warrenpoint Harbour, to construct its corrugated fibreboard factory at Invest NI’s Carnbane Industrial Estate.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Councl’s (NMDDC) planning committee signed off on the recommendation for approval after no requests were made for speaking rights at Tuesday’s (July 10) meeting.

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A similar scale corrugated board factory by Saica is being developed in Barcelona at an investment of more than €100 million.

Saica Group employs approximately 10,000 people across its European operations, which manufactures recycled paper for corrugated board.

The group currently operate from five sites on the island of Ireland, including Lurgan and Enniskillen.

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