The GualaGroup is to open a plant in Chile as it continues its strategy to expand in the Latin America region.

Located close to the capital Santiago, the facility will be dedicated to pouches and spouted pouches production.

Michele Guala, chief executive, said: “This new investment will strengthen our position in Latin America, a strategic area for our Group and, together with our existing subsidiaries in Costa Rica and Brazil, will consolidate our production platform on the Central and South American continent. Our vision remains, just like we did in Europe within the last five years, to invest in regional production sites in order to provide our local partners the best logistics and a proximity service.”

The new facility is aiming to achieve full production capacity by spring next year.