Paper Mills

Paper Mills

At DS Smith, we understand that the modern paper mill needs to maintain its marketplace standing by providing quality products while optimising its production and efficiency.

Using what we call ‘The Power of Less’ we can help paper mills meet their objectives by implementing services which provide less cost, less waste and less complexity.

We can source, grade and supply the full range of paper to a wide spectrum of end user paper mills, within a variety of paper sectors including:

  • corrugated
  • tissue
  • newsprint
  • speciality paper

Our breadth of industry expertise ensures an unrivalled collection network and long established partnerships underpin our success as a critical primary supplier to paper mills across Europe.

Leading Paper Mill Supplier

We are Europe’s biggest paper recycling company, collecting 5.4 million tonnes a year, and also part of the DS Smith group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality recycled paper in Europe, meaning we are already intrinsically linked to the paper industry.

Maintaining the highest standards of fibre quality and continuity of supply has ensured our enviable position as Europe’s industry leader in recovered fibre.

Working with DS Smith means you can rely on:

Quality Control

Managing material supply within our own company gives us a greater handle on the end product. We have our own logistics network too.

Active Industry Voice

We are proactive in championing the importance of high quality paper recycling which has helped improve our sector’s performance in the material sold to mills. Our Head of Recycling Jim Malone was chairman of the CEPI (The Confederation of European Paper Industries) Recycling and Products Committee in 2014 and is an active member of the new CEPI Raw Materials Committee.

Unrivalled Expertise

Trust in the best material for end product use and expert advice on sourcing the optimum grades for your desired outcomes. We also have extensive experience in exporting to mills overseas and hold all the relevant licenses.


We can provide spot tonnage to meet ad hoc, quick turnaround requests.

Sustainability Assured

Our capabilities across the complete Supply Cycle means we have influence on the material we receive into our depots and target high quality streams.

All this supported by a pledge to maintain market linked pricing is why we are the largest fibre recycler in Europe.

If you would like to work with DS Smith please get in touch by clicking the link below.