Doubts about realisation of DS Smith's
expansion project in Italy

Photo courtesy of DS Smith
16 Apr 2019 − 

Trade unions in Italy suspect that DS Smith might postpone its project for new corrugated case material capacities at its Lucca mill.

DS Smith’s project to install a new PM to make recycled corrugated case material in Italy appears to be faltering. According to trade union Slc Cgil, the project has not been officially delayed or abandoned. However, DS Smith had not communicated any news that might suggest that it was pursuing these plans, a union spokesperson said. In actual fact, the company had stated in a meeting that it was not planning to make any major investments in Italy in 2019, he added.

There is scepticism about whether the project will be realised within the planned time frame given this comment and the current state of the market. The new machine was originally scheduled to be commissioned in 2020. DS Smith did not respond to a request for comment about the status of the project.

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