The British group DS Smith and the French company Map & Skin Cartons Packaging are leading similar projects to produce more sustainable packaging. Both took advantage of the France Relance recovery plan to settle in Atlantic France.
Agrifood, industry and logistics are among the most important sectors in Atlantic France. Our region is therefore an excellent location for packaging specialists… especially if they are particularly innovative.
Two companies decided to locate their projects of sustainable cardboard packaging in Atlantic France and have received public support as part of the national recovery plan called France Relance.
Map & Skin Cartons Packaging: 30 jobs in Le Mans
Map & Skin Cartons Packaging is a French company which uses the license of the Dutch company Packable BV to produce the eco-friendly Halopack punnets.
Suitable for food, these are composed of 85% renewable or recycled cardboard. The manufacturing method reduces the use of plastic in food packaging by 70% to 90%. The company decided to invest in a factory in Le Mans and is expecting to create around 30 jobs.
DS Smith: 100% recyclable packaging by 2025
DS Smith is the third biggest UK employing company in Atlantic France. The group has 30 sites in France and several in our region. The one in Durtal, between Angers and Le Mans, will also produce innovative cardboard punnets.
The project is to manufacture packaging boxes which will first be made entirely from recycled or FSC-labeled (responsible management of forests) materials. By 2025, this packaging will also be 100% recyclable. This new production should allow the industrial site to be maintained and 15 additional jobs to be created.