Pulp boost: Domtar’s pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia

Kruger affiliate Kruger Specialty Papers Holding has completed the acquisition of Domtar’s pulp mill in Kamloops, British Columbia.

The Kamloops facility manufactures NBSK and unbleached softwood kraft pulp and will continue to operate as usual.

The mill’s 320 jobs will be maintained and additionally, Kruger will maintain ongoing initiatives to continue modernising the plant. François D’Amours, Kruger’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said: “Kamloops is a world-class facility and a natural fit for Kruger.

“Over the coming weeks we will focus on strengthening relationships with the mill’s existing customers, suppliers, and business partners, as well as with the local community.”

The acquisition will also enable Kruger to secure the supply of high-quality pulp for some of its paper mills, including those in Quebec, where the company is investing about $1bn for the construction of two state-of-the-art tissue plants.