March 3, 2017

Huhtamäki’s cup runneth over in Eastern Europe

Soon to be made in Ukraine.
Soon to be made in Ukraine.

Finnish food and drink packaging company Huhtämaki is to establish a greenfield paper cup manufacturing unit in Kiev, Ukraine.

The new unit will manufacture a full range of paper cups for cold and hot drinks, in place of the present set up which sees the company importing products mainly from its manufacturing units in Poland.

Huhtamäki has been present in Ukraine since 2002.

“Despite the recent political and economic turbulence, the foodservice market in Ukraine is growing and the country has an important role in many of our global key customers’ growth plans,” says Eric Le Lay, executive vice president, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania, in a release. “In addition, Ukraine has an extensive transport infrastructure and is well placed to service the neighboring countries.”

Manufacturing operations are expected to begin during 2018 and the unit is expected to employ approximately 50 employees.

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