Step inside the UK's largest Paper Mill in our 360 virtual tour
Follow the papermaking process from our quality hub to dispatch, learn how all the machines work, and meet the people that make it all possible.
What you can see on the tour:
Kemsley Mill is the largest mill for recycled papers in the UK, and the second largest in Europe. It was originally built by Edward Lloyd in 1924 to produce newsprint. At that time, its four paper machines were the largest in the world.
The mill has an annual production capacity of around 820,000 tonnes and is the second biggest recovered fibre-based paper operation in Europe. In 2008, DS Smith invested over £100m to purchase and rebuild PM6 to make lightweight corrugated case material (CCM). Kemsley Mill produces Light Medium, the first recycled lightweight paper manufactured in the UK.
The majority of our products are converted into board and boxes for packaging. The remaining produce is used for specialist papers. All of our finished paper products are 100% recyclable and sustainably sourced. By continually investing in the latest papermaking technologies, we can produce the highest quality of papers.
We’ve invested in 10 Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to operate at our Kemsley Paper Mill, bringing major benefits for our people, customers and the environment.
The online system, Wedge, has helped Kemsley mill deliver a more consistent and higher-performing production process and ultimately an improved product through its advanced data visualisation and manipulation tools.
Protecting and enhancing the environments in which we operate is one of the major goals in our Now and Next Sustainability Strategy.