DS Smith adds EVOL at Eerbeek

DS Smith is investing in its Eerbeek packaging plant in the Netherlands in response to the growing demand for sustainable plastic replacement and fibre-based packaging solutions.

The new state-of-the-art Mitsubishi EVOL 4-colour flexo folder gluer is currently in start-up phase and equipped with an advanced automatic inline error detection system.

The computer-controlled technology checks the quality of the printing and gluing and enhances the accuracy of the machinery. It also applies additional preciseness to the die-cutting lines in the packaging and folding. The innovative technologies enable DS Smith to further improve on quality production, enhance customer satisfaction, reduce waste, and lower energy consumption.

The investment follows DS Smith’s commitment to collaborate even more closely with customers to secure future volumes, streamline production workflows and ensure timely deliveries while building a resilient supply chain. This will improve services levels and DS Smith customer’s ability to meet their go-to-market strategies in the longer term.

Philip Bautil, Managing Director, DS Smith Benelux, said, “We are thrilled to take this new step in our ongoing commitment to excellence and sustainability. This investment underscores our dedication to delivering high-quality packaging solutions that meet the needs of our customers while contributing to a more sustainable future. With this new investment we are continuing to meet our customers supply chain challenges and respond to their requirements for growth. We are still seeing an increased demand for products that require sustainable plastic replacement and fibre-based solutions. It is always our intention to inspire and invite our customers to innovate and imagine ways in which we can jointly develop packaging innovations with circularity and the circular economy at the heart of our present and future focused discussions.”

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