Listing marks upcoming name change for local paper mill

Mill located on Pimbo Road, Skelmersdale to become Essity mill.

From today, an SCA paper mill located on Pimbo Road in Skelmersdale will begin the process of changing its name and branding after the official listing of the company’s new name; Essity.

The listing of Essity follows the decision to split the SCA Group into two independent listed companies; The forest products company SCA, and the leading global hygiene and health company Essity.

Essity will become the new name of the parent company to brands including TENA, Bodyform, Velvet, Cushelle, Plenty and Tork, the products of which will continue to be partly supplied by Skelmersdale mill.

Skelmersdale mill was acquired by SCA in 1999 and currently employs more than 300 workers in the region. The mill converts paper from other sites and produces professional products under private label and Tork brands for major UK customers. It also manufactures Velvet and consumer ‘own brand’ tissue products for major retailers.

A second mill, Tawd mill on Paddock Road in Skelmersdale, which will produce through-air-dried (TAD) tissue paper, is due to be operational by the end of this year.

Such work will be integral to Essity’s mission, which is to sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added products within the territories of hygiene and health.

“Skelmersdale mill will continue to have a vital role to play in producing some of the UK’s leading hygiene products under the new name of Essity. The rebranding will be a great way to strengthen our focus on producing essential products that we know improve the health and wellbeing of people over the UK,” says Stefan Montarius, mill manager at Skelmersdale mill.

From today, the rebranding process will be initiated and changes to the mill can begin. This will see SCA branding phased out and replaced with new Essity branding over the next two years.

“Though our name and logo will change, it is very much still business as usual. Along with a continued commitment to local employment with the opening of our new Tawd site, we will still be engaging with the local community via our charity committee, which we use to support charities and good causes throughout the region,” Stefan concludes.

For more information on the company split, please visit:

www.sca.com/en/uk/Media/News/2016/SCA-to-become-two-listed-companies-SCA-and-Essity

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