Egyptian minister of trade and industry, Amr Nassar, cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony. Also pictured are Finnish ambassador Laura Kansikas-Debraise (holding ribbon), EVP of flexible packaging at Huhtamaki, Olli Koponen (second from right), and chief executive Charles Héaulmé (to the left of Mr Nassar)

Finnish converter Huhtamaki has entered into manufacturing flexible packaging in Africa with the opening of a plant in Egypt. Located in the greater Cairo area, the 37,000 sq m facility will serve Huhtamaki’s flexible packaging customers in Egypt as well as export to other African countries and to Europe. It is expected to employ approximately…