Improvements include asphalt, shoulders, a third lane and signage on the highway
Telêmaco Borba, August 20, 2015 – Yesterday, August 19, Klabin, Brazil’s largest packaging paper producer and exporter, delivered to Beto Richa, Governor of the State of Paraná, 19 kilometers of PR-340, known as the Campina Highway, connecting Telêmaco Borba to the Campina dos Pupos region in Ortigueira.In addition to the Governor, the event was attended by Klabin’s CEO, Fabio Schvartsman, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Armando Klabin, other members of the Board of Directors and Executive Board and local officials.
The 18-kilometer stretch received asphalt, shoulders, a third lane and signage, extending PR-160 to the future Ortigueira Unit (Puma Project), the new Klabin pulp plant and largest private investment in the state’s history.This is the second infrastructure project within the Puma Project to reach completion.The first was the 230kV substation for the future Ortigueira unit, completely integrated into the National Electric System.The Puma Project is still on schedule and 80% of work has reached completion.
“Work on the Campina highway was only possible through the protocol signed by Klabin and the state of Paraná for investment in infrastructure that is fundamental to the success of the Puma Project. Our new pulp mill in Ortigueira is the largest private industrial investment in Paraná and will be one of the largest pulp mills in the world.The mill’s inauguration, planned for early 2016, will be a milestone in the history of Klabin and the state,” said Fabio Schvartsman.
Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, is the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging, industrial sacks and timber in logs.Founded in 1899, it has 14 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.Klabin is organized into three business units:Forestry, Paper (paperboard, kraft paper and recycled) and Conversion (corrugated board and industrial sacks).
Klabin’s management is entirely oriented towards sustainable development, and pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and a commitment to the environment.Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa) since 2014.It is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that follow the same values of ethics, transparency and respect to the principles of sustainability.