July / August 2015

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Frontissues:  Tissue sans frontiers Marketissues: Magnus Groth searching for ‘win-win’ across SCA’s global performance Exitissues: Intercontinental growth – tissue parent roll trade pushing back the boundaries   WORLD NEWS: Global News Europe News Americas News Asia News     FEATURES: Country Report: Kazakhstan –...

Tissue sans frontiers

By Helen Morris The boundaries of the tissue industry’s reach across the globe are forever being pushed forward. This edition of TWM has especially emphasised the pioneering spirit that propels the search for growth. One man who covers more notional miles than most should he check Google Maps for his company’s reach is Magnus Groth. The new president and...

Magnus Groth searching for ‘win-win’ across SCA’s global performance

Tissue’s global giant SCA has a new supremo. Magnus Groth talks to TWM about business strategy for China, Asia, Russia, The Americas, emerging markets, energy efficiency and the intriguing ‘intelligent washroom solutions.’ TWM1: What are the three main opportunities for SCA over the next five years? Magnus Groth, SCA president and chief executive:...

2015 July/August Asia News

INDONESIA PT Suparma Tbk boosts capacity PT Suparma Tbk has started up a new tissue line at its site in Surabaya. The Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 100 TM increases the company’s production of bathroom tissue, towel and diaper tissue for the Indonesian market by 25,000 tonnes per year. It fulfils the company’s ambition to produce sustainable products of high...

2015 July/August Americas News

COLUMBIA SCA says Columbian anti-trust inquiries “will not have a material financial impact” SCA has said its joint venture Productos Familia S.A. is under investigation by Colombian authorities over anti-trust issues. The company owns 50% of Productos Familia and it also said that in addition to reviewing the joint venture’s operations in Colombia,...

2015 July/August Global News

SCA reports 15% net sales increase SCA has reported an increase in net sales in its Q1 interim report, up 15% to SEK 27,958m. Between 1 January and 31 March 2015 compared with a year ago operating profit also increased 9% to SEK 2,872m while pre-tax profit increased 11% to SEK 2,602m. CEO and president Magnus Groth said: “We delivered good organic sales...

Kazakhstan – Local T&T business in an area with modest papermaking focus

By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International With a territory larger than Western Europe, Kazakhstan is the northern most of the five Central Asian countries that once numbered among the republics of the former Soviet Union. Sparsely populated, land-locked and located in a mountainous area lacking the forest resources to nurture strong paper making...

Kazakhstan: healthy growth and opportunities ahead in consumer tissue

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, head of tissue & hygiene industry, Euromonitor International  Although not as much in the spotlight as its larger neighbours Russia and China, Kazakhstan offers good opportunities for growth in consumer tissue. Generally a favourable environment to do business in and government efforts to encourage foreign investments have made the...

Karina poised to build on four years of 11% sales growth

When the Kazakhstan company first offered kitchen towels many years ago store buyers asked why they needed such wide toilet paper. It’s come a long way since then. Greg Grishchenko reports. In 1991, Kazakhstan’s split from the collapsing Soviet Union held many opportunities for the country’s tissue industry. With growing consumerism in one of the most...

İpek Kağıt set to double capacity at its Kazakhstan vantage point on Central Asia and Russia

By Helen Morris, TWM editor The Turkish tissue manufacturer went the extra miles to take advantage of a vast geographical region of economic and social potential. Here, TWM interviews Hamdi Yazıcı, Central Asia operations director, to get the latest. İpek Kağıt Kazakhstan is a fully owned subsidiary of İpek Kağıt and was established in 2006 to assist the...

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