Tetra Laval, the group which comprises Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval is donating EUR 2 million to humanitarian support to Ukrainians in Ukraine and those that have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries. We are deeply distressed by the war in Ukraine and join all parties calling for peace. To reflect our sense of values, we will do what we can to support local humanitarian efforts, says Lars Renström, Chairman of the Tetra Laval Group. EUR 1 million is donated to UNICEF’s Drive for Ukrainian Children to support of the more than half a million children already affected by the war. A further EUR 1 million will be allocated to secure safe food distribution for refugee camps mainly in collaboration with Tetra Pak’s local customers.
DS Smith has announced a £100 million of combined investment in two new packaging sites in Italy and Poland in response to increased customer demand.
The investment follows significant growth over the past three years and supports our ambitious plans for further organic growth. With the sustainable paper-based packaging market expected to grow significantly as a result of increased adoption of e-commerce and continued expansion in traditional food and drink markets, the new sites will provide much needed capacity.
We arewell positioned to respond to these trends with 85% of the Group’s overall offering focused on consumer goods. Through its focus on recyclable, paper-based packaging, it can also respond to market requirements for solutions to replace single-use plastic.
The acquisition of the new greenfield sites and planned facilities in Belchatov in Poland and Castelfranco Emilia in Italy will provide a welcome boost to the local economy.
The state-of-the art facilities will incorporate new manufacturing technology, innovation and sustainable performance and are expected to come online within the next two to three years.