DS Smith

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DS Smith
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Number of employees
26,000
Website www.dssmith.com

Company Profile

DS Smith from London, UK, is a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and is present in 37 countries, employing around 26,000 people.

The company has a cross business expertise that spans from design to production and supply to recycling. With this approach DS Smith is able to simplify the supply chains of their customers,

DS Smith offers a broad range of packaging designs for transit and sale. As a integrated provider to pledge zero waste DS Smith‘s aim is to make 100% of resources into something useful once more.

Paper grades are made of recycled fibres, 100% recyclable and easy to convert. Plastic packaging is designed for simplified and effective packaging.

Products / Technology

  • Recycling

Packaging for:

  • Food and drink
  • Transit and transport
  • Consumer packaging
  • Retail and shelf ready packaging
  • Online and E-retail packaging
  • Industrial packaging
  • Bag-in-Box
  • Trays
  • Hazardous goods
  • multi-materail packaging
  • wrap around
  • inserts and cushoning
  • electrostatic discharge packaging

History

  • 1940‘s – established in London, UK, by David S. Smith
  • 1950 – listed in the London Stock exchange
  • 1986 - acquisition of St Regis Paper Company
  • 1988 - acquisition of Kemsley Paper Mill
    • acquisition of Corrugated Products and Waddington & Duval
  • 1991- acquisition of Kayserberg Packaging
  • 1993 – 1996 Kemsley paper mill was upgraded
  • 1993 - acquisition of Spicers
  • 1996 - acquisition of John Dickinson
  • 1998 – investment in a new conventional corrugated plant at Fordham, UK
  • 2000 - acquisition of Packaging Systems LLC (trading under the name Rapak)
  • 2001 – name changed to DS Smith Plc
  • 2002 – acquisition of Zewathener GmbH
    • opened corrugated packaging factory in Lari, Italy
  • 2004 - acquisition of Linpac Containers
    • Severnside Recycling was enlarged in 2004 through the acquisition of BPB Recycling
  • 2005 - Polish corrugated factory at Kielce was modernised and a new second factory at Kutno was opened
  • 2008 - acquisition of New Tames Paper Mill
  • 2010 - acquisition of Otor, a French corrugated packaging business
  • 2012 - acquisition of SCA Packaging
  • 2015 - acquisition of Duropack (South Eastern Europe), Lantero (Spain), Cartonpack(Greece), Milas Ambalaj (Turkey) and TRM (UK)

References

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 04 / 2019: DS Smith Plc - Sales of Plastic Division
Issue 12 / 2018: Safe and hygienic storage
Issue 11 / 2018: Storing and dispensing solutions
Issue 09 / 2017: Stackabox for the supply chain of preforms and closures
Issue 06 / 2017: Collapsible container for preforms

External links

DS Smith Website