The company, which has more than 10,000 employees in Europe, announced the Hamilton complex will be “state-of-the-art.” The company specializes in “high quality, efficient and environmentally responsible packaging materials,” it announced.
Saica operates in four business areas: Saica Natur manages waste and environmental services; Saica Paper is sustainable and innovative leader in recycled paper for corrugated board; Saica Pack, the third largest European company in producing corrugated packaging; and Saica Flex, which makes flexible packaging.
“They’ve got a number of facilities throughout Europe,” said city Economic Development Director Jody Gunderson. “They’re very much an industry leader throughout Europe.”
“They’re getting into a field that they’re very successful in throughout Europe, and it’s certainly something that is a growing sector in the United States as well, with as much e-commerce that is done these days,” Gunderson said. “They’re definitely on the cutting edge.”
Boxes produced by Spain-based Saica Group, which is creating its first North American facility in Hamilton's Enterprise Park. PROVIDED
“It’s going to be state-of-the-art equipment they’ll be using in the building in the Enterprise Park,” Gunderson said.
Officials have not offered a timetable for when they hope the plant will open. It will have 55 employees when it opens, and 66 by the end of 2023, officials have said.