DS Smith Plastics Congratulates Alpine Automotive Factory in Dieppe, France for Reaching the 5,000 Mark of Alpine A110 Cars

DS Smith Plastics had the opportunity to congratulate Alpine’s factory plant manager, Pierre Emmanuel Andrieux, for reaching this milestone and to collect the experiences he has had with DS Smith Plastics and their products.

What is your background and experience in the automotive market in general?

I am an engineer, graduated from the French Engineering schools Ecole Centrale Nantes. I integrated Group Renault in 2017 to supervise the industrialization phase of the new Alpine A110 for eight months before taking over in Dieppe as Plant Manager.

On the other hand, I have more than 10 years’ experience within the Automotive segment after spending several years working for Tier 1 suppliers such as Faurecia and Plastic Omnium.

55 years after its creation, could we say Alpine A110 is back?

Yes, definitely. The relaunch of this mythic car is a real success.

We are proud to announce the 5,000th A110 produced in our French factory in Dieppe!

What was your packaging problematics for the Alpine A110 project and how did DS Smith Plastics solve them?

We were used to metal frame containers, which were big and heavy. Apart from being non-foldable and difficult to handle, they required lots of repairs and maintenance. Hence the reason why we were looking for a more convenient packaging solution.

We launched a tender and finally selected DS Smith Plastics for their ability to offer not only an ergonomic, but also an economical solution to address our concerns.

Moreover, thanks to its AkyPak® product range, DS Smith Plastics presented a solution completely adapted to our goal instead of a standard one. They made something special to meet our requirements.

How would you value the relationship you have with  DS Smith Plastics?

DS Smith Plastics has been a reliable supplier for this project. The products and the services provided over the last years have contributed to build trust towards this supplier.

I particularly appreciate the fact that there is a single interface with one person within DS Smith Plastics. This makes it easy to share information and communicate on each step of the development project.

Would you recommend our products & services to your colleagues or suppliers?

Yes, DS Smith Plastics is a reliable supplier not only for the quality of their offering, but also for the level of service provided throughout the whole supply chain. They are more than a packaging supplier, they are a real packaging strategist.