Södra Cell Värö is situated on the Värö peninsular in Varberg municipality, some 60 kilometres south of Gothenburg. The mill was built in 1972, and there was good reason for building it just here. Proximity to the forests in western Sweden reduce transport distances for raw materials, and shipping the finished pulp from the West Coast reduces transportation to international customers.
Extensive development has taken place at the mill since it started, and a number of major investment projects are underway. Over the years the mill has in many ways been a forerunner in environmental protection, including being the first in the world to switch its entire production to chlorine-free pulp. Södra Cell Värö now produces 425,000 tonnes per year of high quality totally chlorine-free softwood pulp.
The mill is also now a supplier of both electricity and district heating. And there are plans for a major investment in wind power in the area to take advantage of the mill’s ideal location, from a wind perspective, near the sea.
Södra runs a number of other operations in conjunction with Södra Cell Värö: Södra Cell R&D, the Södra Timber Värö sawmill and Södra Skog Region West. Its favourable location is advantageous for Södra as a whole.
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