Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.22 - Manufacture of household and sanitary goods and of toilet requisites

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


SCA has announced that it is to create 100 jobs at its Skelmersdale converting mill. These new jobs will be filled by the end of 2014. The Swedish owned company produces a variety of paper products such as toilet paper, hand towels and serviettes. The site at Skelmersdale takes paper produced at other SCA mills and converts them into finished products. The company has contracts with many commercial and government bodies and supplies these products for those markets. Clients include hotels, motorway service areas, local goverment and the NHS.  The new production hall at the Skelmersdale site will service these markets, and will result in the cpacity being double its previous level. 

In addition to these markets the plant also produces the Velvet household tissue brand and also own-brand products for national supermarket chains. 

The expansion represents new lines as well as production being moved from an SCA site in Spain and from the site at Oughtibridge, in South Yorkshire, which is due for closure in 2015.


  • 8 May 2014: The business desk


Eurofound (2014), SCA, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77075, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77075.