Södra's productivity efforts are based on the premise that the employees are the experts. One of the productivity programmes at Södra Cell Mönsterås concerned lowering the flue gas temperature of the lime kiln. Read more here.
Södra in brief
Södra is an economic association with a membership base of 51,000 forest owners in southern Sweden. Its key function is to secure markets for its members' forest products and contribute to the profitability of their forestry.
Södra members own a total of 36,000 forest estates, representing more than half the privately owned forest in the region. They are also owners of a forest industry group active on the Swedish and international market.
The Group has four business areas: Södra Skog, Södra Cell, Södra Timber and Södra Interiör. They purchase and process the members' forest raw materials into pulp, sawn timber, timber houses and interior wood products.
Södra is also a major employer. Some 3,800 employees are involved in everything from forest management and conservation to production, product development, accounting and sales.