SCA was founded in 1929 and has since then evolved from a pure forest company to a company that also offers personal care and tissue products. In conjunction with the acquisition of Mölnlycke, the Group's sales increased by 40 percent, resulting in tissue, diapers, menstrual and incontinence products included in the product portfolio. In 2017, the SCA Group was divided into two listed companies, SCA forest products and the hygiene- and health company Essity.

1929

SCA is founded through a merger of some ten Swedish forest companies.

1930–1949

Production is focused on paper pulp. The pulp mill in Östrand is built.

1950

SCA is listed on the stock exchange.

1950–1959

SCA starts producing newsprint and builds a paper machine in Ortviken (1958). Production is confined to Sweden, but exports increase.

1960–1974

Kraftliner production starts. Development continues with acquisitions and the build up of corrugated board plants in Sweden and the rest of Europe.

1975

SCA lays the foundations for its personal care operations with acquisition of the Swedish company Mölnlycke.

1975-1999

Publication paper operations are expanded. SCA acquires the Italian packaging company Italcarta. Operations are started in Latin America.

1990

Acquisition of the British company Reedpack makes SCA the European leader in transport packaging.

1995

SCA becomes Europe's leading personal care products company following acquisition of PWA of Germany.

2001

Acquisition of Georgia-Pacific Tissue and Tuscarora gives SCA a strong position in North America in Away-from Home (AFH) tissue and protective packaging.

2004

SCA becomes the largest player in tissue and personal care products in Australasia through company acquisitions.

2007

SCA sells its North American packaging operations, and acquires Procter & Gamble's European tissue business. 2007 was also starting point for the extensive wind power investments in cooperation with Norwegian Statkraft.

2008

SCA delisted from the London Stock Exchange.

2009

SCA acquires - through its Colombian joint venture - Algodonera Aconcagua, one of the largest players in feminine care in Argentina.

2010

SCA acquires Copamex baby diaper business in Mexico and Central America, and sells its Asian packaging operation.

2011

SCA is acquiring the Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart and 95 percent of San Saglik, a Turkish company in incontinence. SCA and Pacific Equity Partners form a joint venture in Australasia and SCA acquires 50 percent of Turkish hygiene products company Komili.

2012

SCA divests its entire packaging operations to DS Smith UK and acquires Georgia-Pacific's European tissue operations, the Asian hygiene company Evergreen Beauty and the remaining 50 percent of the Chilean hygiene company PISA (Papeles Industriales SA).

2013

SCA introduces an updated company logotype. Becomes majority shareholder in the Chinese tissue company Vinda, established operations in India and divested the publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria.

2014

Strenghtend the cooperation with the Chinese tissue company Vinda by transferring SCAs asian businesses. Floated it's joint venture Asaleo Care on the stock exchange. Rasied the first Swedish Green bond and entered Volvo Ocean Race with Team SCA.

2015

SCA decided to initiate a dividing of the Group into two divisions: a Hygiene division and a Forest Products division. Further enhance the hygiene organization. Invest in a new production facility in Brazil. Invest in increased capacity at the Östrand pulp mill in Sweden. Made a public bid on Wausau Paper Corp and completed the transaction on January 21, 2016. Closed a tissue production plant in France and closed down a newsprint machine at the Ortviken paper mill in Sweden.