Brid O’Connell, CEO Guaranteed Irish with John O’Loughlin, CEO Smurfit Kappa Ireland
Paper and packaging company Smurfit Kappa Ireland joins Guaranteed Ireland and displays symbol across the business
Smurfit Kappa Ireland, a world leading producer of paper-based packaging, has been announced as a new member of Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing homegrown and international businesses operating in Ireland.
Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, said: “We look at three core criteria when assessing an applicant for membership – jobs, community and provenance – and Smurfit Kappa Ireland ticks all of these boxes in abundance. The Guaranteed Irish symbol is recognised as a sign of Irish provenance and trust, and this will be a significant benefit to the Smurfit Kappa Ireland brand in the future. ”
John O’Loughlin, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Ireland, says becoming a member of Guaranteed Irish showcases the Irish roots of the business:
Smurfit Kappa Ireland prides itself in driving sustainability, quality and commitment from the core of the business. These are values which Guaranteed Irish support. Along with our extensive range of products and services, our customers receive expertly driven consultations about their supply chain, packaging and branding. This collaboration process has reaped many success stories for our customers over the 84 years we have been in business. We are delighted to become a member of Guaranteed Irish and look forward to working with the team.
Membership of the Guaranteed Irish organisation spans all sectors including pharmaceutical; healthcare; technology; construction; energy; professional services; manufacturing; tourism; food and drink; craft and design; retail; lifestyle; and more. Members include KPMG, FBD, Kerry Foods, Matheson, Ervia, Irish Cement, Rathbornes 1488, Fleetwood Paints, Sadie’s Kitchen, Original Irish Hotels, Kilsaran, AbbVie, McGowans Print, Acme Blinds and Johnston, Mooney and O’Brien.
Smurfit Kappa Ireland has over 660 employees across an integrated network of nine corrugated packaging, security print, news print and point of purchase display facilities strategically located throughout the island of Ireland.