With a history stretching back 400 years, Holmen has a long tradition of managing and refining natural resources. The foundation of Holmen’s operations has always been the same – making the most of nature’s assets and processing them to attain the greatest possible value.
Business concept, strategy and targets
Our business concept is to own and add value to the forest. Holmen’s forest holdings form the basis of our business – an ecocycle in which the raw material grows and is refined into everything from wood for climate-smart building to renewable packaging, magazines and books.
The history of Holmen
From muskets, pistols and armour via brass and textiles to paper, paperboard and wood products – a great deal has happened since Duke Johan of Östergötland established what was to eventually become Holmen in Norrköping in 1609.
In our business areas, we turn our forest holdings into wood products for sustainable building, cost-effective paper, premium paperboard and renewable energy.
Holmen is one of the largest forest owners in Sweden. We are also among the country’s biggest wood buyers. Every year, we buy in a little over 11 million cubic metres of wood.
Holmen produces paperboard for packaging in the premium segment. The customer groups may cover a broad spectrum, but they have one thing in common – they want traceable and sustainable products of consistently high quality that guarantee stable results in the customer’s production process.
Holmen develops and sells high-quality paper based on fresh fibre, using renewable raw materials from sustainably managed Swedish forests.
At Holmen, we supply wood products to the joinery and construction industries and to builders’ merchants. Wood is highly versatile and the only construction material that is fully renewable.
Our energy production is dominated by renewable hydro power. Together with wind power and the renewable electrical energy that is produced at the Group’s mills, this equates to almost 50 per cent of Holmen’s overall energy consumption.
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