Sonoco Alcore® formally announces its first manufacturing facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, expanding its already growing tubes and cores business in the Middle East Region. The new facility will consolidate Sonoco Alcore ́s leading position in the paper, film, man-made fibre yarn, metal and construction market. With the increased capacity Sonoco Alcore® will be continuing to supply and innovate, high quality and value-creating solutions for their customers.

The new manufacturing site is a joint venture together with Tahweel Integrated Company. It has an annual production capacity of 20,000 tonnes in 2 state of the art production lines, covering 8,000 square meters with further expansion capability in cutting-edge equipment and 40 highly skilled manufacturing employees.Therefore, the new location will be an important milestone in the company’s mission to support their customers manufacturing the needs across the region.

The tube and core site is strategically located in Rabigh Plus Park and will be especially beneficial for customers and other producers in the film, paper, man-made fibre yarn and metal industries. Sonoco Alcore® delivers 100per cent recycled products and can both customize and optimize when problem solving for manufacturers. Afocus on sustainability has always been part of the company’s DNA and their network of industry paper mills can help to ensure the highest quality of paper supply and -security for their tubes.

On Feb 25, Sonoco ́s joint venture partner Tahweel Integrated Company will host an event in Riyadh celebrating the important achievement. Giving attendees the opportunity to network and connect with industry experts from around the globe.

For more information please contact:

Sofia Anastasiadou, +30 6948 75 22 30, sofia.anastasiadou@sonoco.com

Yousef Danish, +96654759997, yousef.danish@sonoco.com

About Sonoco Alcore

Founded in 2004, Sonoco Alcore is a world-class manufacturer and technological leader of the paper tube and core industry, supplying industry-specific cores to a variety of markets including the paper, textiles, plastic film and construction industries. The company has 27 manufacturing locations and five paper mills in Europe serving over 55 countries. Sonoco Alcore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and supply chain services.