SCA Inaugurates New Personal Care Porducts Plant in Russia

Sept. 29, 2011 - SCA on Sept. 20 inaugurated an EUR 85 million personal care products facility in Veniov, in the Tula Region south of Moscow in Russia.

According to SCA, the new faility, which will manufacture Libero baby diapers and TENA incontinence care products, is the first of its kind in local production of personal care products in Russia and the CIS region.

"We expect profitable growth for all of SCA's hygiene-product categories in Russia and the CIS region," said Jan Johansson, president and CEO of SCA.

The new facility complements the Sovetsk tissue plant, which is located in the same region and was inaugurated in February 2010, SCA said. Tissue products — sold under the brands Tork and Zewa — are also produced in Svetogorsk, close to St Petersburg.

"The new Veniov plant brings us closer to our customers, significantly reduces transport volumes and enables us to more rapidly satisfy customer needs. Russia is a market with strong brand preferences, which suits us well, Johansson said.

In total, SCA employs about 1,100 people in Russia, including approximately 200 in Veniov.