By John Lee.
Mondi has recently started full production at its new industrial bags plant in Sulaimaniyah.
Together with local partner, Kaso Group, this greenfield project is set to strengthen Mondi’s industrial bags business in the expanding Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
The plant specialises in valve bags for the cement and building materials industries.
Issa Azar, Regional Manager MENA, Mondi Industrial Bags, said:
“We are proud to announce the opening of our new greenfield plant in Sulaymaniah ... This project coincides with Mondi’s strategy to support our customers’ expansion in emerging markets."
Rozhgar Barzan, Procurement-Sourcing Manager, United Cement Company - Lafarge Iraq, added:
“Having Mondi’s industrial bags plant close to our cement factories strengthens our long term business relation-ship and is important for good logistics and supply management.”
Abdel Hafez Abki, Managing Director of Mondi Kaso Iraq, explained:
“Iraq is now one of the Middle East’s growing countries and the construction industry is helping to rebuild the rebuild the nation ... The new plant further strengthens Mondi as a reliable industrial bags partner in the region.”
Omar Ismail, Managing Director of Mass Iraq, said:
“We are pleased with the startup of Mondi’s bags factory in Iraq and are looking forward to further constructive cooperation between both companies.”
(Sources: Mondi, Packaging Europe)