The British manufacturer of sustainable packaging is investing to expand capacity and modernize its facilitities in the eastern German communities. Ground was symbolically broken in Arenshausen to mark the inception of the project, which will also reduce DS Smith’s carbon-footprint.
“The ground-breaking ceremony marks the start of construction work in Arenshausen for the expansion of the production halls, after which the machine park will be expanded to include new processing die-cutting and gluing equipment,” said the Arenshausen site manager Holger Erben in a statement. “Once the expansion measures have been completed, the plant's total capacity will be increased by over 50 million square meters of corrugated board per year. In addition to capacity expansions, the investments will focus on increasing efficiency by further developing the level of automation in production.”
DS Smith looks back on an 80-year tradition and is currently Europe’s largest cardboard and paper recycler.