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Smurfit Kappa has announced that it has acquired the Russian corrugated packaging company, Soyuz, based in Moscow. Smurfit Kappa already has three plants in Saint Petersburg, Russia producing paper-based and Bag-in-Box® products for customers across Europe. Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, added, “This acquisition supports our continued drive to increase our customer offering, and our unique packaging business applications will help further develop the Soyuz operations. Our wide range of corrugated products, along with our innovative and rapidly growing Bag-in-Box business, opens up many opportunities for both Smurfit Kappa and our customers in Russia.”