Company which has a base in Skelmersdale begins process of changing its name
SCA paper mill located on Pimbo Road in Skelmersdale has begun 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, whose products will continue to be partly supplied by the Skelmersdale mill.
The Skelmersdale mill was acquired by SCA in 1999 and currently employs more than 300 workers in the region.
It converts paper from other sites and produces professional products under the private label and Tork brands for major UK customers. It also manufactures Velvet and consumer ‘own brand’ tissue products for major retailers.
A second premises, Tawd mill on Paddock Road, Skelmersdale, which will produce through-air-dried (TAD) tissue paper, is due to be operational by the end of this year.
This work will be integral to Essity’s mission to sustainably develop, produce, market and sell value-added products within the territories of hygiene and health.
Stefan Montarius, manager at the Skelmersdale mill, said: “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 re-branding 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.”
The re-branding process was initiated on Thursday, June 15 and changes to the mill have begun. This will see SCA branding phased out and replaced with new Essity branding over the next two years.
Stefan added: “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.”