With its new divisional organization implemented earlier this year, paperboard specialist Stora Enso has restructured its packaging businesses with the aim of increasing its focus on renewable design, developing new services and packaging solutions and strengthening its customer offering.
The supplier’s new structure is divided into the following divisions: Packaging Materials, Packaging Solutions, Biomaterials, Wood Products, Forest, and Paper.
Stora Enso marketing communications manager Sanna Heiskanen explained to Luxe Packaging Insight that the group’s new Packaging Materials division produces consumer packaging board, containerboard for corrugated packaging and kraft paper, while the Packaging Solutions division focuses on converting of corrugated packaging and formed fiber solutions. “The Packaging Materials division provides a wide offering of renewable material options for converters, brand owners and retailers, and luxury packaging is one of the strategic end uses we serve, mainly with our premium carton boards Ensocoat and Performa by Stora Enso and innovations based on renewable materials,” she explained.
Heiskanen highlighted that Stora Enso created a new Forest division to drive value creation through its “sustainable forest management” and increase the transparency of the group’s forest assets. As per the restated figures for the new divisional structure, 2019 sales for the Packaging Materials division were €3.193bn, while sales for Packaging Solutions stood at €703m.
When asked about how covid-19 is impacting production at Stora Enso, a spokesperson for the group said: “Our production sites are up and running as normal. We experience some logistical challenges due to lack of transport capacity to Asia-Pacific, but effects are so far limited as we are able to use alternative transport routes and methods.”