British Ambassador visits DS Smith operations in Romania

DS Smith recently welcomed the British Ambassador to Romania, Andrew Noble, to its paper mill and packaging production sites in Romania.

The visit showcased the latest innovations in paper making, as well as sustainable packaging design and production at Zarnesti and Ghimbav. Accompanied by the local Mayors, the delegation was also given an overview of the importance of the two sites, which employ over 390 people, to the communities and local economies in which they operate.

Delegation visiting DS Smith Zărnești paper mill, from left to right: Reka Smădu, DS Smith Zărnești, Helen Noble, (Ambassador’s wife), Alison Mutler, Ion Ciolan and Ambassador Andrew Noble.

After visiting the two sites, Ambassador Andrew Noble commented, “I am proud of DS Smith, as it has been actively engaged in supporting local economies and communities, but also in promoting sustainability. It is a much-needed contribution, given that environment protection is a key topic on today’s international agenda. Based on the discussions we have had, I am confident that the activity carried here will play a significant role in achieving Romania’s recycling targets”.

The paper mill in Zărnești has the capacity to produce 200,000 tonnes of recycled paper, accounting for almost half of the domestic Romanian paper demand.

Adding to the Ambassadors comments, Marius Juncanariu, Financial Director, DS Smith Zărnești said, “The visit of The Ambassador confirms the importance of our activities within Romania and we were honoured to present him with the innovations, technology and our commitment to sustainable economic growth within Romania.”

Delegation visiting DS Smith Ghimbav, from left to right: Ambassador Andrew Noble, Dorel Toma (Mayor of Ghimbav), Remus Crăciun (DS Smith Ghimbav) and Florian Daniel (DS Smith Ghimbav).

Remus Crăciun, General Manager, DS Smith Ghimbav concluded, “It was a tremendous opportunity to have Ambassador Andrew Noble on site and discuss about the local approach to the global challenge of creating sustainable packaging solutions.”

DS Smith’s operations in Romania comprises of a recycling head office in Bucharest, two recycling depots in Otopeni and Cluj Napoca, a paper mill in Zărnești, two packaging plants in Ghimbav and Timișoara and three service centres in Pitești, Timișoara and Otopeni, employing in total over 650 people.


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