DS Smith


DS Smith
DS Smith plc
Type Public (LSESMDS)
Industry Packaging
Founded 1940
Headquarters Maidenhead, UK
Key people Peter Johnson, Chairman
Miles Roberts, CEO
Revenue £2,070.6 million (2010)[1]
Operating income £94.0 million (2010)[1]
Net income £38.1 million (2010)[1]
Employees 10,776 (2010)[1]
Website www.dssmith.uk.com

DS Smith Plc (LSESMDS) is a leading British-based international packaging and office product wholesaling business. It is headquartered in Maidenhead, UK and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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History

The business was founded by David Solomon Smith in 1940 manufacturing cartons. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1986. In 1986 it acquired St Regis Paper Company and 1988 Kemsley Paper Mill, both paper manufacturing businesses. In 1991 it went on to buy Kaysersberg Packaging, a leading packaging business, and in 1993 it bought Spicers, an office products wholesaler.[2] In 1996 it acquired John Dickinson, an envelope manufacturer,[3] and in 2004 it completed the purchase of Linpac Containers, a corrugated packaging manufacturer.[4]

Operations

The company has two activities:

  • Packaging - corrugated packaging, plastic packaging and recycled paper
  • Office products wholesaling (until the sale of Spicers on the 8th July 2011)

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