Iggesund Paperboard invests further in service for the UK

Invercote and Incada, the paperboard products from Iggesund Paperboard, have gained added distribution in the UK via an agreement with the merchants Antalis and Elliott Baxter.

Iggesund is now taking yet another step and introducing the warehousing and sheeting of Invercote at a distribution centre in the UK.

Iggesund manufactures its folding box board, Incada, at its mill in Workington, Cumbria. Until now, service for the company’s solid bleached board, Invercote, has been managed from Sweden, but to increase availability the company has decided to both sheet and stock Invercote in the UK.

“We’re advancing our position in the UK,” commented Brendan O’Sullivan, who is in charge of Iggesund’s UK sales. “This means that both our merchants and our direct customers can count on better availability of Invercote than before.”

Iggesund is conducting an intensive campaign to upgrade both its delivery service and other forms of service in several geographical regions of the world. Recently the company announced it is initiating distribution on the American west coast, and it is also launching new distributor partnerships in several European countries.

Christina Törnquist, logistics director, Iggesund Paperboard, added: “As competition gets tougher, the service that supports our products becomes more and more important. We’ve worked for a number of years now to improve our delivery service with more than just shorter lead times. These improvements also help to keep both costs and fossil carbon emissions down.”

Iggesund also recently launched the concept ‘Care by Iggesund’, which is a wide-ranging and improved service offering on many fronts. The goal is to have constant lead times and everything from fast sample service and expert advice, to local technical support and transparent raw materials supply.