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SCA to take out 69 jobs at Nokia tissue mill in Finland

(News from RISI) SCA has wrapped up the discussions it started with employee representatives in November last year regarding possible job cuts at its 80,000tpy Nokia tissue mill in Finland. As a result, the firm will reduce the headcount at the mill by 69 full-time equivalent positions. The reductions will be made on a voluntary basis as well as through...

Andritz starts up eleventh TM for Hengan Group

Andritz has successfully started up Hengan Group’s PM18 tissue machine. The PrimeLineST W8 tissue machine is installed in the company’s Changde mill and it has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a width of 5.6m. It and the Andritz-supplied PM17 (started up in September 2014) are equipped with an 18-foot steel Yankee combined with a steam hood to minimise...

Slovenian tissue producer Paloma seeks Euro 15m in capital increase

(News from RISI) – The Slovenian tissue producer Paloma has started a process to raise its capital by Euro 15m ($17m) in order to enhance efficiency and its financial results by modernising its production facilities, increasing its capacity and removing current bottlenecks. The firm operates a 70,000tpy mill in Sladki Vrh. Paloma has launched an invitation...

Portucel Soporcel acquires AMS BR Star Paper

Portucel Soporcel has diversified into tissue paper with the acquisition of tissue paper manufacturer AMS BR Star Paper (AMS). After a period of heavy investments which ended in 2009 and culminating with the start-up of the new paper mill in Setúbal, the group has focused on consolidating its position as Europe’s leading manufacturer of uncoated woodfree...

GZP boosts capacity

Głuchołaskie Zakłady Papiernicze (GZP) has boosted its capacity after it signed up Hergen to supply a Smart Fit Crescent Former. The Polish company produces a variety of tissue products across five machines located in two paper mills. Its Niedomice mill’s PM1 will be rebuilt into a crescent former and Hergen’s scope of supply included approach...

Changes at the top of SCA; on-going aviation and hospitality audits

Changes at the top of SCA; on-going aviation and hospitality audits

Feb 26, 2015

Magnus Groth is to replace Jan Johansson as president and chief executive of SCA as of 1 March. Formerly president of the company’s European consumer goods unit, Groth has worked at SCA since 2011 and has extensive experience among other things as CEO of the listed company Studsvik. On 10 February, Johansson stepped down following on-going aviation and...

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