DS Smith Plc Completes Acquisition of Parish Manufacturing, Inc.

LONDON, January 17, 2017 DS Smith Plc, a leading provider of corrugated & plastics packaging worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Parish Manufacturing Inc. as previously announced on the 8th of December 2016.

Parish is a USA based manufacturer and supplier of bag-in-box systems, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The business, whose main focus is in bag-in-box and custom packaging for different liquids, will operate under DS Smith’s Rapak® brand.

We are delighted to complete the acquisition of Parish Manufacturing; a business that is highly complementary to DS Smith’s customer offering in the Flexible Packaging markets and strengthen our growth opportunities in the North American region. We look forward to integrating the business into the DS Smith Group and are excited about the excellent opportunities for customers, employees and shareholders. — Miles Roberts, CEO of DS Smith