First of all, keep an eye on the growth of the countries in which the DS Smith group operates and in particular on the growth of the industrial sector which is the main demand for its products.
In 2004, DS Smith bought the paper and cardboard activities of Linpac. In 2010, it bought the French group Otor and its cardboard factories, paper mills and cardboard factories then, in 2011, bought the packaging activities of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget. In February 2015, the group bought Duropack in Austria and then, in 2018, the Spanish company Europac. Finally in 2019, the group announced the sale of its plastic packaging activities to Olympus Partners, which is an investment fund.