DS Smith to Create Western European Hub for Development of XXL Packaging in Tilburg

The Tilburg site is known for its innovation, technical knowledge and industry expertise

DS Smith plans to make its site in Tilburg, the Netherlands, the largest center for the development of industrial XXL packaging in the Benelux.

DS Smith plans to make its site in Tilburg, the Netherlands, the largest center for the development of industrial packaging in the Benelux. Serving primarily the automotive and chemical industries, it will consist of new facilities and a state-of-the-art PackRight Center. It is part of an extensive investment program for the European Packaging Strategist.

A new logistics warehouse is already in place, as well as an extensive range of over-sized testing equipment and automated robots to produce DS Smith’s unique Octabin Bulk Containers. In addition, work has begun on the XXL PackRight Center and there are plans for an advanced XXL converting machine to arrive in 2018. The PackRight Center, which will open by the end of the year, will be at the heart of the site. It will allow DS Smith to better service its customers through true collaborative working.

Even more customer-focused and collaborative

Sieger Korting, PackRight Center Manager, explains: “The Tilburg site is known for its innovation, technical knowledge and industry expertise. By extending the facilities and opening a PackRight Center on site, we will build on this strength and use the proven PackRight approach to become even more customer-focused and collaborative. We will be able to invite existing and potential customers to be more hands on with the packaging process and explore business opportunities across the whole supply cycle. This will improve results for our customers and mark a significant step change for us.”

The objective is to integrate deep insight from our customers’ businesses to design advanced solutions that will improve performance in terms of lower cost, more sales or management of risk. DS Smith currently has 28 PackRight Centers in different locations across Europe and is planning to open 15 more in the coming year.

About DS Smith

DS Smith is a European leading packaging company of customer-specific packaging with emphasis on state-of-the art packaging design and local service close to customer facilities. DS Smith corporate headquarters are located in London, UK.

Source: DS Smith

30 June 2017

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