As of July 1st 2012, SCA’s Packaging operations, including the Containerboard Paper Division and Paper Recycling Division, are divested and part of the paper recycling packaging firm DS Smith Plc. Follow this link for more information. www.dssmith.uk.com
The kraftliner operations of Munksund and Obbola in Sweden remain part of the SCA, continuing to operate as SCA Containerboard. Follow this link for more information www.sca.com/containerboard
The following text presents the operations in 2011.
Demand for consumer-goods packaging is stable and is tracking consumption trends. Growth in transport packaging is sensitive to economic movements and varies depending on trends in the trade and manufacturing industries. There is a distinct trend toward lighter packaging and packaging with higher-quality printing requirements. High-value segments are less sensitive to economic movements than packaging for capital goods.
SCA's market position
SCA is the second-largest producer of corrugated board and containerboard in Europe with market shares of 8% and 8%, respectively. The European market is fragmented and the capacity of the five largest producers of corrugated board and containerboard accounts for about 40%.
SCA commands favourable market positions in transport packaging where customers often seek to establish long-term partners for complete logistics and design solutions. Thanks to its market- leading position in innovation and design, SCA holds a strong position in the high-value segments of food and consumer durables. In collaboration with its customers, the Group develops complete packaging solutions to meet exacting demands regarding the quality and appearance of packaging. SCA holds strong positions in the fast-growing international luxury goods segment where quality, product presentation and the brand can be enhanced through packaging.
At the same time as its leading positions in advanced packaging are developed in high valueadded segments, the efficiency of more standardised packaging solutions for such applications as the transport and packaging of industrial components is being enhanced.