Investing in Two New State-of-the-Art Packaging Facilities in Poland and Italy

DS Smith has announced a £100 million of combined investment in two new packaging sites in Italy and Poland in response to increased customer demand.

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The investment follows significant growth over the past three years and supports our ambitious plans for further organic growth. With the sustainable paper-based packaging market expected to grow significantly as a result of increased adoption of e-commerce and continued expansion in traditional food and drink markets, the new sites will provide much needed capacity.

We are well positioned to respond to these trends with 85% of the Group’s overall offering focused on consumer goods. Through its focus on recyclable, paper-based packaging, it can also respond to market requirements for solutions to replace single-use plastic.

The acquisition of the new greenfield sites and planned facilities in Belchatov in Poland and Castelfranco Emilia in Italy will provide a welcome boost to the local economy.

Opening ceremony of Belchatov in Poland.

The state-of-the art facilities will incorporate new manufacturing technology, innovation and sustainable performance and are expected to come online within the next two to three years.

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