SCA has inaugurated its first manufacturing facility for personal care and tissue products in India.
Based in Pune in the central Indian state of Maharastra, the site produces baby diapers and tissue for the Indian market. Baby diapers are sold under the Libero brand and tissue under the Tork brand.
President and CEO Magnus Groth said the low penetration of hygiene products coupled with the large population in India provide the potential for future growth.
“The plant in Pune will enable us to further leverage the growth potential in India.
“The investment is in line with our strategy of strengthening SCA’s presence in emerging markets.”
SCA has been active in the Indian market since late 2013 and has invested SEK150m in the Pune plant.
New members in SCA’s corporate senior management team
Elsewhere, Volker Zöller has been appointed as president of SCA’s Consumer Goods Europe Business Unit and a member of the corporate senior management team.
Ulrika Kolsrud and Donato Giorgio also join the senior management team; Kolsrud also assumes the role of president of Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care and Giorgio assumes the role of president of Global Hygiene Supply Tissue.
Zöller was previously the head of regional sales and marketing, Central Europe at Consumer Goods Europe, Kolsrud was vice president R&D at Personal Care and Giorgio was vice president Product Supply Personal Care.