Stockholm, Sweden, 24 February 2011 -- SCA celebrated the formal inauguration of its new tissue plant in Sahagún, north of Mexico City, on 11 February 2011. Apart from regional SCA management, Mexican President Felipe Calderón attended the event, as did the Hidalgo State Governor and the Mayor of Sahagún.
The USD 210 million investment houses a 60,000 ton capacity paper machine and tissue converting hall, and a recycled fiber plant and distribution center on what was a former greenfield site.
"Our new facility is a strategically important investment. The plant, located near key markets in and around Mexico City, will enable SCA to enhance its product quality and expand its offering to consumers," said Jaime Costa Lavín, president of SCA Mexico and Central America.
With the latest technology and machinery, SCA’s new plant corresponds to the highest environmental standards. It will use recycled paper as its key raw material and has been designed with extensive energy conservation practices throughout the facility.