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04/15/2014

Stora Enso Inpac’s factory outside Shanghai inaugurated

Stora Enso Inpac has inaugurated a factory in Jiashan outside Shanghai, which currently employs about 300 people. The factory produces paperboard-packaging products for the expanding market in Southeast China. It is the third packaging production unit Stora Enso Inpac operates in China. A new DesignStudio is also established with the aim of enhancing customer relations.

Jiashan County in China’s Zhejiang Province is one of the top 100 counties in China in terms of its comprehensive strength. It is located in the centre of the Yangtze River Delta at the intersection between Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Shanghai, within 100 kilometres of industrial parks and export processing facilities in Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Jiaxing. This makes Jiashan County the ideal location for a new Stora Enso Inpac production unit. Geographically speaking, the Jiashan unit will allow Stora Enso Inpac to fill a production void in Eastern China.

Stora Enso Inpac began its investment in and construction of the Jiashan factory in 2013. The Jiashan factory occupies an area of 14,000 square metres, and includes a three-story office building and two-storey factory building. Production has been ramped up since the end of 2013 and was officially inaugurated on April 2, 2014.

The Jiashan factory will primarily be producing paperboard packaging for a variety of industries, including telecommunications, food, pharmaceuticals, health products and cosmetics.

Stora Enso’s third DesignStudio in China is also located at the Jiashan factory, allowing the company’s designers to discuss sustainable packaging solutions with customers and promptly present them with physical products.