Agreement brings new opportunities for customers.
RockTenn(www.rocktenn.com)and DS Smith Plc(www.dssmith.uk.com)today announce that
they have entered into a strategic alliance, executing a licensing agreement
that gives RockTenn the exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute
proprietary corrugated packaging designs and to distribute innovative packaging
equipment in the U.S.
The new Meta® technology produces a wide range of two-piece Shelf Ready Packages
that enable multinational package goods companies to meet the varied
requirements of U.S. retailers. Unique predictive software and stacking devices
also optimize and reduce packaging weight and minimize environmental impact.
“The RockTenn team is tenaciously focused on
delivering industry-leading innovation in packaging solutions for our
customers,” says RockTenn’s Corrugated Packaging President, James Porter. “This
exciting technology brings new opportunities to reduce the total cost of packaging
and to improve print options to better sell our customer’s products and do so
in a more sustainable fashion.”
“This alliance with RockTenn brings the
advantages and value of our patented technology to a wider audience, and allows
us better to serve our global customers,” says DS Smith CEO, Miles Roberts. “The
extension of our licensee network to the U.S. market, combined with our extensive
European corrugated manufacturing footprint, means we now have one of the world’s
broadest capabilities for the creation of innovative corrugated packaging propositions.”
Packaging System business unit is a previous licensee of the D.S. Smith’s Otor®
mandrel forming technology. The new agreement encompasses the next generation
of Otor technology, including the exclusive right to packaging designs and to high-speed
mandrel forming equipment distribution.