From trust to collaboration and collaboration to innovation

"There has substantial development in North America since the acquisition of Interstate Resources, and we are excited about the way our colleagues are learning and growing as part of DS Smith." - Jim Morgan, President & CEO of North America Packaging and Paper, discussing his views and how important DS smith's purpose is to his team in the US.

The big packaging trends in Europe around the value of fiber and performance packaging have, to date, been slow to evolve in the United States, but they're going to come at us very fast. That’s why we are developing as a business and making significant changes and investments to meet these challenges head-on.

We have recently opened our new Head Office in Atlanta, Georgia to better serve our customers and support our business. We broke ground on a new greenfield site in Lebanon, Indiana, boasting significant investment for DS Smith and the local community. Additionally, we have recently acquired 100% of The Display Connection located in Garfield, New Jersey. There will be a lot more exciting news in the pipeline as we welcome new leaders and continue to impress executives and trade show attendees with our innovative products.

“Ultimately, you try to be someone that your kids look up to and that the folks in your business can truly trust. With trust you get collaboration, and with collaboration you get innovation, and without it you're just another box maker. It is because of this that I believe in our new company Purpose, Redefining Packaging for a Changing World.” – Jim Morgan, President & CEO of North America Packaging and Paper.

 “Redefining packaging for a changing world” is the objective, it's what we want to achieve and it's meaningful.

In the coming weeks, we will be introducing more articles and blogs showing how we at DS Smith are redefining packaging for a changing world.