The core of SCA's business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others' forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions.

There are strong links between forest management, sawmill operations, pulp and paper production, energy and logistics. By conducting these operations jointly, we are confident of strengthening both the individual units and their collective development potential.

The extensive shared know-how in wood fiber has been a source of strength for all of SCA's business areas, particularly in the development of new products.

Our products are sold primarily in Europe, but also in North America, North Africa and Japan.

In 2017, sales amounted to SEK 16.7 Billion and the average number of employees to 4,030.

SCA in brief

SCA consists of five business units: Forest, Wood, Pulp, Paper, Renewable Energy, and our supporting unit Sourcing & Logistics. We also conduct strategic research and development with close co-operation with Mid Sweden University.


Manages 2.6 million hectares forestland of which 2 million hectares is used for timber production. Five forest districts, one wood procurement unit, two plant nurseries and one unit for aggregate products. The procurement of timber from and the service to private forest owners are important parts of the operations.


Five sawmills, wood processing units with planing mills in Sweden, France and the UK and distribution and wholesale operations. Total capacity of 2.2 million cubic meters of solid-wood products.


Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden, where SCA invests SEK 7.8 billion. The new plant, which will start up in June 2018 will double its production capacity from 530,000 tonnes to approximately one million tonnes.


Three paper mills in Sweden; Munksund, capacity of 415,000 tonnes packaging paper, Obbola, capacity of 450,000 tonnes packaging paper, and Ortviken, capacity of 775,000 tonnes publication papers.

Renewable Energy

Wind power, forest-based biofuels unit and three fully or partowned pellet mills in Härnösand, Stugun and Luleå with a total capacity of 300,000 tonnes of pellets per annum.

Sourcing & Logistics

SCA's supporting unit for sourcing and logistics provides an extensive sea and land transport service within Europe and other overseas destinations with terminals in Umeå, Sundsvall, Rotterdam, Sheerness and Kiel.

R&D Centre

Conducts strategic research and development for SCA.