SCA's operations in the Sundsvall region is managed by the SCA Forest Products business unit. The business unit produces publication papers for newspapers, magazines and catalogues, as well as paper for packaging, pulp, solid-wood products and renewable energy. SCA Forest Products also manages SCA's exstensive forest holding, supplies SCA's Swedish industries with wood raw materials, in addition to offering cost-efficient transport solutions to SCA's units.
There are strong links between the different segments in a value chain based on optimal utilization of SCA's own forest land.
Our world is three millimeters small
SCA's greatest asset is rather unimpressive - a few millimeters long and a fraction of a millimeter wide. Wood fiber!
Whether obtained fresh from the forest or in recovered form, wood fiber is the base for our entire business and all of our products. Wood fiber originates in the growing forest. It is produced from carbon dioxide, water and soil nutrients in a process powered by the sun.
It is non-toxic and recyclable. When it has finally fulfilled its task and is burned, or decomposes, the residual products are the same natural substances from which it was originally formed. This wood fiber may become a wall panel in Japan, a magazine in Germany, a fruit box in France or a baby's diaper in Sweden. Whatever the end-product, the fiber has gone through a long process, every stage of which is crucial and demands a high level of expertise and detailed knowledge of the customer's requirements.
This process is so demanding and enthralling that we who are privileged to work with it prefer to regard it as - an art. An art that is at the heart of SCA Forest Products.
SCA in brief
SCA is a global hygiene and forest company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales are conducted in some 100 countries. SCA has many well-known brands, including the global brands TENA and Tork.
SCA creates value by fulfilling the needs of customers and consumers in a spirit of innovation, through continuous efficiency enhancements and with a clear desire to contribute to sustainable development. Sales in 2012 amounted to SEK 85 billion (EUR 9.8 billion). SCA has approximately 37,000 employees.
More information at www.sca.com