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Asia Pacific: DS Smith China to begin operations in Shanghai

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Firm plans are now in place for DS Smith China, the recently announced new venture from DS Smith, to begin operations this summer.

“This is a very exciting stage in the process of bringing DS Smith’s packaging expertise to the Chinese market,” said Oliver Cottard, DS Smith’s Head of Industries.

“Each day brings us closer to helping manufacturers in China increase sales, lower costs and manage risks.”

“Our in-house multi-material designers will focus on developing the best Total Cost of Ownership packaging concept,” he said.

“That means a minimum of material while guaranteeing performance. We will find, select, audit and qualify external packaging manufacturing partners and our in-house quality auditors will ensure that every pack meets stringent performance metrics.”

Based in Shanghai, DS Smith will work across the country connecting packaging suppliers and our global industrial partners.

A team of dedicated packaging strategists is currently being built in time for trading to begin in July 2016.

“Shanghai is the commercial and financial heart of mainland China where an impressive 39.3% of the region’s GDP comes from high end manufacturing such as automobiles, electronics, petrochemicals, and other equipment,” concluded Cottard.

“Helping our customers in this important area is a logical step for DS Smith.”