Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa

Beech Hill, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4, Ireland

AboutSmurfit Kappa

Success for your business is what drives ours.

We are the No. 1 company in Europe producing corrugated packaging, containerboard and ‘bag in box’, and we are the only Pan-American producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging.

Global expertise delivered locally

Geographic reach

Smurfit Kappa are truly an industry leader with 350 production sites around the world, with locations in 23 countries in Europe and 13 countries in the Americas.

Integrated business

We offer an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which we constantly update with new, market-leading innovations. This offering is made even stronger, with the benefits of our integration – with optimal paper design, logistics, our service timeline, and the benefit of our plants sourcing material from our own paper mills.

Our people

Our people are our biggest asset. Because we invest so much in the training and development of our staff at every level, we have the best and most experienced people ready to work with you, at every stage of production. This combination of experience and expertise means better packaging solutions, better value and better production timelines for our customers.

Innovation and Design

Our unique approach to Innovation for business success is based on combining science, experience, big data, and creativity on a scale and with a depth not seen in the industry. Our teams not only serve local markets, but, due to collaboration and the sharing of practises throughout our organisation, are also knowledgeable in global markets. 
Our processes, networks and tools make all of our worldwide innovations available to you,  we give you unrivalled choice in new, innovative packaging. These designs can be customised for any product, and we are relentless in developing new, innovative designs as the demand for packaging evolves.


We set ourselves the highest targets of sustainability and we achieve them, because quite simply, our belief is that if we look after the environment, it looks after us. Our integrated production system means we can ensure that we operate in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way.

Smurfit Kappa was founded in 1934, making cardboard boxes and packaging boxes for the Irish market.

Acquired by Jefferson Smurfit in 1938 it quickly grew into a dynamic and forward-looking business, becoming one of Ireland’s leading manufacturers and listed on the Irish Stock Exchange in 1964. 
Further expansion saw Jefferson Smurfit establishing in the United States and merging with the Chicago-based Stone Container Corporation in 1998. With new markets and new operations, the company was becoming an industry leader in paper-based packaging production.
Part of that success came from our unique integrated production system. This means our production plants can source raw materials from our own forestry and paper mills. As a leader in sustainable production, we have also invested heavily in recycling plants to provide recovered fibre which is re-used in paper production.
In 2005 Jefferson Smurfit merged with Kappa Packaging – a Netherlands-based company founded in 1974 and Europe’s largest manufacturer of corrugated and cardboard packaging, to form Smurfit Kappa.
The company continues to grow with over 48,000 employees in 350 production sites across 36 countries, and an annual turnover of €10.1 billion. Our global headquarters is in Dublin, with regional headquarters in Amsterdam and Miami.