Italy

Production has started at the new DS Smith plant in Castelfranco Emilia

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Customer: DS Smith 

Production: Packaging

Description: Production has started at the new DS Smith plant in Castelfranco Emilia (Modena).

The production site is located in the industrial area of Castelfranco Emilia, in via Cartiera, has a production area of 34,000 sqm, and is a state-of-the-art plant in terms of technology and sustainability. This is a key investment for DS Smith in Italy, which thus strengthens its market leadership in the country.

In the Castelfranco Emilia plant, the corrugator and three machines for converting into finished product have already been activated, as well as all complementary equipment. When fully operational, the plant will house up to 10 production lines, automated vertical warehouses and will have a total production capacity of over 200 million sqm per year.

«The investment follows DS Smith’s significant growth in Italy over the past ten years and supports the company’s ambitious plans for further expansion in the country,» said Paolo Marini, managing director of DS Smith Italy. «The market for paper-based, recyclable and ecologically sustainable packaging will grow significantly due to the progressive spread of e-commerce and the continued expansion of traditional food & beverage markets. The new Castelfranco Emilia site will provide the necessary production capacity».

Details: More than 80 people will be employed at the plant. The new plant in Castelfranco Emilia represents an important milestone for DS Smith in Italy, strengthening its market leadership, creating opportunities for customers and employees, and also contributing to the local economy.