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DS Smith Plc is a leading British-based international packaging and office product wholesaling business. It is headquartered in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The company manufactures packaging - corrugated packaging, plastic packaging and recycled paper.
1940 The business was founded by David Solomon Smith manufacturing cartons.
1986 It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange
1986 Acquired St. Regis Paper Co
1988 Acquired Kemsley Paper Mill
1991 Acquired Kaysersberg Packaging, a leading packaging business
1993 Acquired Spicers, an office products wholesaler
2004 Acquired Linpac Containers, a corrugated packaging manufacturer
2005 Sold John Dickinson Stationery
2011 Sold Spicers, its office products wholesaling business, for £200 million.
2015 December. Closed Wansborough Mill