Continuous improvements across the business
High efficiency is crucial for profitable growth and thus also for BillerudKorsnäs’ opportunities to continue investing for the future.
Working on continuous improvements throughout the business helps to ensure effective production and ongoing optimisation of processes.The company’s profitability depends on the efficient utilisation of capacity at BillerudKorsnäs’ eight production units.
Operational Excellence creates lasting change
BillerudKorsnäs has a long-standing focus on improving efficiency and optimising
various processes. The work on Operational Excellence provides support for the change management initiatives accross the whole organisation. Systematic work, based on the company’s core values, principles, processes and tools, forms a sound platform for creating lasting change.
Investments for the future
The investment in the production in Skärblacka will allow further growth in attractive market segments, while at the same time streamlining the production structure within the company. The investment will turn the unit in Skärblacka into a global leader in the manufacture of white machine glazed kraft paper (MG paper), and create a competitive platform for growth. The project includes moving the paper machine from Tervasaari to Skärblacka, which will see the closure of Tervasaari.
The decision was also taken to invest in a new board machine in Gruvön – a move that represents the largest investment for the future in the company’s history. The investment decision has been made in view of growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally. The machine will produce liquid packaging board, cartonboard, food service board and liner, with a capacity of 550 000 tonnes per year. Production is scheduled to begin in 2019.