DS Smith Invests in Sustainable Packaging with La Chevrolière Facility Expansion

Image Source: DS Smith

International News
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

DS Smith is making a significant investment in its La Chevrolière facility located near Nantes, France.

The €6 million project aims to address the rising demand for corrugated cardboard packaging in the region while promoting sustainable practices.

The expansion will increase production space by 4,000 square meters and equip the facility with cutting-edge machinery. This includes a Bobst Mastercut 2.1 die-cut machine to enhance production efficiency.

A key highlight of the investment is the creation of a dedicated 2,500 square meter workshop for the production of Kaypal cardboard pallets. These pallets offer a sustainable alternative to traditional options. They are fully recyclable, lightweight (only 3.5 kg), ergonomic, and reusable, contributing to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain.

"The opening of our new Kaypal cardboard pallet production workshop in La Chevrolière will help our regional customers move towards a circular economy," said Thibault Laumonier, Regional Managing Director, DS Smith, France. "We are setting new industry standards in sustainable packaging and building a future that is more respectful of the environment."

The lightweight and compact design of Kaypal pallets makes them ideal for various applications, including air freight, floor and point-of-sale displays, pallet boxes, and order preparation in retail logistics centers.

This investment by DS Smith demonstrates their commitment to providing environmentally friendly packaging solutions while meeting the evolving needs of their customers in the region.