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SCA 

“Market Cap $20.77 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Household/Personal Care
  • Founded: 1929
  • Country: Sweden
  • CEO: Jan Johansson
  • Website: www.sca.com
  • Employees: 33,535
  • Sales: $13.66 B
  • Headquarters: Stockholm
Forbes Lists

#541 Global 2000

  • #701 in Sales
  • #724 in Profit
  • #961 in Assets
  • #538 in Market value
Profile

Svenska Cellulosa AB is engaged in the development and production of hygiene and forest products. It operates through the following business areas: Personal Care, Tissue, and Forest Products. The Personal Care business area includes incontinence care products, baby diapers, and feminine care products. The Tissue business area comprises consumer tissue and Away-From-Home (AFH) tissue for hospitals, large workplaces, restaurants and hotels. The Forest Products business area sells publication papers, packaging papers, pulp, solid-wood products and renewable energy. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

“SCA History

SCA was founded in 1929 and has since then evolved from a pure forest company to a company that also offers personal care and tissue products.

SCA’s history – an overview

  • 1929
    SCA is founded through a merger of some ten Swedish forest companies.
  • 1930-1949
    Production is focused on paper pulp. The pulp mill in Östrand is built.
  • 1950
    SCA is listed on the stock exchange.
  • 1950-1959
    SCA starts producing newsprint and builds a paper machine in Ortviken (1958). Production is confined to Sweden, but exports increase.
  • 1960-1974
    Kraftliner production starts. Development continues with acquisitions and the build up of corrugated board plants in Sweden and the rest of Europe.
  • 1975
    SCA lays the foundations for its personal care operations with acquisition of the Swedish company Mölnlycke.
  • 1975-1999
    Publication paper operations are expanded. SCA acquires the Italian packaging company Italcarta. Operations are started in Latin America.
  • 1990
    Acquisition of the British company Reedpack makes SCA the European leader in transport packaging.
  • 1995
    SCA becomes Europe’s leading personal care products company following acquisition of PWA of Germany.
  • 2001
    Acquisition of Georgia-Pacific Tissue and Tuscarora gives SCA a strong position in North America in Away-from Home (AFH) tissue and protective packaging.
  • 2004
    SCA becomes the largest player in tissue and personal care products in Australasia through company acquisitions.
  • 2007
    SCA sells its North American packaging operations, and acquires Procter & Gamble’s European tissue business. 2007 was also starting point for the extensive wind power investments in cooperation with Norwegian Statkraft.
  • 2008
    SCA delisted from the London Stock Exchange.
  • 2009
    SCA acquires – through its Colombian joint venture – Algodonera Aconcagua, one of the largest players in feminine care in Argentina.
  • 2010
    SCA acquires Copamex baby diaper business in Mexico and Central America, and sells its Asian packaging operation.
  • 2011
    SCA is acquiring the Brazilian hygiene products company Pro Descart and 95 percent of San Saglik, a Turkish company in incontinence. SCA and Pacific Equity Partners form a joint venture in Australasia and SCA acquires 50 percent of Turkish hygiene products company Komili.
  • 2012
    SCA divests its entire packaging operations to DS Smith UK and acquires Georgia-Pacific’s European tissue operations, the Asian hygiene company Evergreen Beauty and the remaining 50 percent of the Chilean hygiene company PISA (Papeles Industriales SA).
  • 2013
    SCA introduces an updated company logotype. Becomes majority shareholder in the Chinese tissue company Vinda, established operations in India and divested the publication paper mill in Laakirchen, Austria.

*Information from Forbes.com and Sca.com

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