Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

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Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

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ISIN SE0000112724
founding 1929
Seat Sundsval , SwedenSwedenSweden 
management Ulf Larsson
Number of employees 4.031
sales 16.664 billion SEK (1.6 billion euros )
Branch Timber industry
As of December 31, 2017

Svenska Cellulosa AB , or SCA for short , is a Swedish forest operator and wood processor. SCA is the largest private forest owner in Europe. A total of around 2.6 million  hectares of forest are managed. That is almost the size of Belgium .

Before the division was spun off as Essity in mid-2017, SCA was one of the largest manufacturers of cellulose and paper products , active in the tissue paper and packaging sector. SCA is a public company originally based in Stockholm , since the spin-off from Essity in Sundsval , Sweden . Before the spin-off from Essity , the company had approximately 44,000 employees (as of 2015).


Logo until 2013
SCA plant in Sundsvall , Sweden
Zewa kitchen roll

SCA was founded in 1929 by Ivar Kreuger as a holding company for ten Swedish companies in the wood industry. In 1975, SCA acquired the company Mölnlycke AB , a leading European supplier of hygiene products, and in 1990, the on transport packaging companies specializing Reed Pack . In March 2007, SCA acquired the traditional brand Tempo from Procter & Gamble .

In the course of the takeover of Tempo, SCA had to sell its own handkerchief brand "Softis" according to the European Commission. Together with the associated trademarks and processing machines, the Italian tissue company Sofidel (whose handkerchief brand is “Regina”) has bought the “Softis” handkerchief brand. The sale also included the rights to use the “Zewa” umbrella brand for a period of three years. However, SCA retains a license to sell "Softis" in countries outside of Germany and Austria.

On the German-speaking private customer market, SCA is among other things with the brands Zewa (brand and former company name of the acquired Papierwerke Waldhof-Aschaffenburg AG in Raubling ), which emerged from a merger of Zellstofffabrik Waldhof AG and Aschaffenburger Zellstoffwerke AG , Danke , Cozy and Tena represented, in Austria also with the handkerchief brand Feh . The Tork brand has been introduced internationally in the commercial sector .

In the wake of the financial crisis that began in 2007 , SCA announced in April 2009 that after declining profitability in the corrugated board and tissue paper sectors, it would close eleven European plants and cut around 2200 jobs. Due to the major economic problems, the focus of the announced plant closures was mainly on Eastern European plants.

In Germany, SCA Hygiene Products operates as a subsidiary of Svenska Cellulosa AB , which holds 96% of the shares. The company has been trading as SCA GmbH since 2013 .

In April 2017, it was decided to separate the hygiene and forest products business areas. The provider of hygiene products now operates under the name Essity. Essity went public on June 15, 2017.

Shareholder structure

As of December 31, 2017

shareholder Voting rights in% Capital shares in%
Industrivärden 29.7 9.5
Norges Bank Investment Management 9.6 7.2
Svenska Handelsbanken 3.4 1.4
Swedbank Robur Fund 2.6 4.8
AMF Insurance and Funds 2.0 3.1
BlackRock 1.6 2.9
Fidelity Investments 1.5 2.7
SEB fund 1.4 2.6
Remaining free float 48.2 65.8


On December 21, 2003, SCA was included in the Natur-Aktien-Index (NAI).

With 2.6 million hectares, the company is the largest private forest owner in Europe.

Web links

Commons : Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Contact Us. SCA, accessed May 26, 2020 .
  2. CEO, EVP & CFO ( Memento from January 10, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
  3. a b SCA: Annual and Sustainability Report 2017. (PDF) (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on May 20, 2018 ; accessed on May 19, 2017 (English).
  4. SCA at a glance , at ( memento from June 19, 2017 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on July 16, 2017.
  5. Shareholders approve the split, SCA Hygiene AB becomes Essity. EUWID Europäische Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH, accessed on May 26, 2020 .
  6. SCA in brief (English) ( Memento from February 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  7. Zewa and Tempo under one roof. Tempo handkerchiefs become Swedish. Süddeutsche Zeitung , March 13, 2007, accessed January 15, 2013 .
  8. SCA Hygiene Products AG sells “Softis” handkerchief brand. (No longer available online.) December 4, 2007, archived from the original on December 2, 2016 ; accessed on November 22, 2016 .
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  10. SCA initiates efficiency improvement programs in packaging . ( Memento of May 2, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Press release, April 28, 2009 (English), accessed on April 29, 2009.
  11. SCA to become two listed companies: the forest products company SCA and the hygiene and health company Essity . ( Memento of April 9, 2017 in the Internet Archive ), press release, April 5, 2017 (English), accessed on April 6, 2017.
  12. Essity: A Hygiene And Health Powerhouse Is Spun-Off , at, accessed July 16, 2017
  13. Ownership ( Memento from May 20, 2018 in the Internet Archive ), at, accessed on May 19, 2018
  14. SCA's forest management ( Memento from October 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive )