Makeover brings new name for Prudhoe paper mill

26 June 2017 11:13AM

PRUDHOE’S largest employer has a bright new look as SCA splits into two companies.

The SCA tissue mill in Prudhoe has changed its name to Essity, and the site now has been updated with new branding.

This comes after the Stockholm-based SCA Group divided into two independently- listed companies.

The hygiene and health side of the company is now Essity and has been officially listed on the Swedish stock market.

The forest products side of the business has kept its SCA name and is separately listed on Nasdaq, Stockholm.

With more than 400 employees, Essity Prudhoe Mill is the sole UK manufacturing site for leading tissue brand Velvet.

Prudhoe Mill is an integrated site and houses the Unifibres recycling plant, two paper machines, seven converting lines and an international distribution centre that includes a fully- automated warehouse.

Site manager George Placogiannakis said: “Though our name and logo will change, it is very much still business as usual.

“Prudhoe Mill continues 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 process started this week and changes to the mill’s flags and signage have already begun.

“This will see the SCA name phased out and replaced with new Essity branding over the next year or so.

“Rebranding is a great way to strengthen our focus on producing essential products that we know improve the health and wellbeing of people over the UK, and we will still be engaging with the local community via our charity committee which supports good causes throughout the Tyne Valley.”

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