Where we operate

Sappi is a global diversified woodfibre company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers, as well as biomaterials and biochemicals to our direct and indirect customer base across more than 150 countries.

 
  • Paper production
    per year
    5.7 million tons

  • Paper pulp
    production per year
    2.3 million tons

  • Dissolving wood
    pulp production
    per year 1.4 million tons

  • Globally we have
    12,645
    employees


The wood and pulp needed for our products are either produced within Sappi or bought from accredited suppliers. Sappi sells almost as much as it buys.

Sappi Trading

Sappi Trading operates a network for the sale and distribution of our products outside our core operating regions of North America, Europe and Southern Africa. Sappi Trading a<td valign="top">lso coordinates our shipping and logistical functions for exports from these regions.

   

Logistics offices
Durban, New York

Sales offices
Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Mèxico City, Nairobi, São Paulo, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna

     

Europe

Capacity(1) (’000 tons)
Mills Products produced Paper Pulp  
Alfeld Mill Bleached chemical pulp for own consumption
Coated and uncoated speciality paper
275 120  
Carmignano Mill Speciality paper; dye sublimation paper, flexible packaging
paper, inkjet paper and label paper
100    
Condino Mill Speciality paper; dye sublimation paper, flexible packaging
paper, inkjet paper and silicone base paper
60    
Ehingen Mill Bleached chemical pulp for own consumption and market pulp
Coated woodfree paper and coated speciality paper
280 140  
Gratkorn Mill Bleached chemical pulp for own consumption
Coated woodfree paper
980 250  
Kirkniemi Mill Bleached mechanical pulp for own consumption
Coated mechanical paper
750 300  
Lanaken Mill Bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp for own consumption
Coated mechanical paper and coated woodfree paper
530 165  
Maastricht Mill Coated woodfree paper and coated speciality paper 280    
Stockstadt Mill Bleached chemical pulp for own consumption and market pulp
Coated woodfree paper and uncoated woodfree paper
445 145  
  Total Sappi Europe 3,700 1,120  
    Capacity  
 Other operation   (million m2)  
Rockwell
Solutions
Coated barrier film and paper 100
(1) Capacity at maximum continuous run rate.
* Approximately 138,000 ha of our land is set aside and maintained by Sappi Forests to conserve the natural habitat and biodiversity found there.
** Plantations include owned and leased areas as well as contracted supply.
*** Sappi ReFibre collects waste paper in the South African market which is used to produce packaging papers.
 

Produces
51% of
group sales

 

paper mills 5  
speciality paper mill 3  
paper and speciality
paper mill
1  
other operation 1  
sales offices 14  

employees 5,308

 

 

 

North America

Capacity(1) (’000 tons)  
Mills Products produced Paper Pulp  
Cloquet Mill Dissolving wood pulp
Coated woodfree paper
340 340  
Somerset Mill Bleached chemical pulp for own consumption
and market pulp
Coated woodfree paper and packaging paper
970 525  
Westbrook Mill Coated speciality paper 40    
  Total Sappi North America 1,350 865  
paper mill 1  
speciality paper mill 1  
paper and dissolving
wood pulp mill
1  
sales offices 6  

employees 2,131

 
 

Produces
25% of
group sales


paper mill 2  
dissolving wood pulp mill 1  
paper and dissolving
wood pulp mill
1  
saw mill 1  
sales offices 6  

forests 516,000 ha

 

employees 5,206

 
 

Produces
24% of
group sales

Southern Africa

Capacity(1) (’000)  
Plantations* Products produced Ha Standing tons m3  
KwaZulu-Natal Plantations (pulpwood and sawlogs)** 253 1,336    
Mpumalanga Plantations (pulpwood and sawlogs)** 263 16,252    
Lomati Sawmill Sawn timber (m3)     102  
  Total Sappi Forests 516 27,588 102  

 

  Capacity(1) (’000)  
Mills Products produced Paper Pulp  
Ngodwana Mill Unbleached chemical pulp for own
consumption
Mechanical pulp for own consumption
Kraft linerboard
Newsprint
240
140

 

210
110

 
Stanger Mill Bleached bagasse pulp for own consumption
Office paper and tissue paper
110 60  
Tugela Mill Neutral sulfite semi-chemical pulp for own
consumption
Corrugating medium
200 150  
Sappi ReFibre*** Waste paper collection and recycling for own
consumption
  140  
  Total Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging 690 670  
Ngodwana Mill
Saiccor Mill
Dissolving wood pulp
Dissolving wood pulp
  250
800
 
  Total Sappi Specialised Cellulose   1,050  
  Total Sappi Southern Africa 690 1,720