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The automotive sector is one of the key industrial drivers in the world. With it's highly globalized industry build on advanced development, manufacturing and supply chain this market is setting trends and standards.

Challenges within the automotive sector

The automotive sector faces a strong transition into a more connected and electrified moving model. Overall investigations and strategy evolve around the governmental announcements and regulations to ban diesel and gasoline engines from their streets and moving to EV.

This presents many opportunities but also challenges due to portfolio shifts and the need to find a balance between price, power and driving distance.

Diverging markets and a stronger focus on the Chinese market for after sales is enabling strong growth. The same goes for the need to adjust the local strategy on production, supplier base and product availability.

And last but not least it's all about the consumer and it's future needs. Everybody's looking into connected cars and possibility to share them. Especially in bigger cities where space is limited and the mindset for ownership is also moving into a more ad-hoc need approach.

DS Smith as Your sustainable packaging partner

Since many years DS Smith has been growing and developing along the Market Needs and became a preferred supplier with dedicated specialist and expertise to be a liable global partner.

Whether you are a globally recognized OEM or a tier supplier of highly specialized equipment, DS Smith can provide the right multi-material packaging solution. We do this by focusing on what your business needs to help you increase sales, lower costs and manage risk.

Using PackRight®, our unique way of working, our specialized team works closely with customers to specify packaging which achieves real results.

Our unique PackRight® approach will enable you to:

  • Follow cost saving workshops with supply chain optimisation proposals;
  • Reduce packaging-driven TCO per part by addressing waste, maritime/road costs and more;
  • Capitalize on areas such as ‘track & trace’ capabilities and multimodal transport;
  • Minimise impact of new environmental taxes: more recyclable material, buy back old packaging and make new from recycled.

Are you interested in a partnership with us? Feel free to contact us!

Would you like to learn more about how DS Smith support the automotive industry? Feel free to visit our  Automotive solutions  website.